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Mystery Plane Landing At DCA Today  
User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

A white 737, with wingtips and gray striping, going from dark on the bottom to light on the top, on the top of the tail, landed at DCA at approximately 3:09pm EDT today.

I checked Flight Aware, and the closest arrival to that time was a US 737-400 from MCO. But the time was off several minutes.

Any ideas?


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Not all flights are tracked on Flightaware. If the owner requests that their flight information be restricted it will not show up. Most private large jet owners will do that. It sounds to me like this plane...
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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Sounds like a government plane, likely by agencies that prefer to keep quiet.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Not all flights are tracked on Flightaware. If the owner requests that their flight information be restricted it will not show up. Most private large jet owners will do that. It sounds to me like this plane..

No, it wasn't that one, but it was close. The tail scheme was different.

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 2):
Sounds like a government plane, likely by agencies that prefer to keep quiet.

That's my guess too, but I thought it could be somebody's plane about to get re-painted or something.



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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

The government's "private" air force, operated by contract to other firms is quite large nowadays.

This aircraft could have been operated by any number of agencies wanting to keep their activities secret, or, by some big shot in town to further grease the wheels of the Republic in his favor.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5413 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2837 times:


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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2559 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2725 times:

The Colombian vice-president started a 3 day visit to Washington today.
Could your mystery plane be this one:



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