Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5730 posts, RR: 22 Posted (8 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3768 times:
Looks like one of TZ's new (meaning newly-acquired from NW) DC10s had an air return to SAT today while heading out to DFW. Dunno if this is the most recent ship to be added to the TZ roster, but coming from its maint base, it's a possibility, particularly in light of my recollection that another was almost ready for delivery. Maybe she's not quite ready to start flying for her new carrier?
TZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1478 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
Not sure what happened here, but this was N705TZ and was supposed to head up to DFW this morning. Left check a few days ago and had a few items left to clear before going into service. It must have encountered a few more problems,but I had not heard about any.
By the way, 705 is the 3rd TZ DC10 with 706 following next month.
35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.
SanAntoneTahr From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
Today was the second attempt to get this plane to DFW. On the 6th it tried
and got just south of the DFW area and then turned around and returned to SAT.
The same thing happened today, the 8th. I actually saw 5TZ fly over my subdivision
about 1440. I have a photo of 5TZ after it returned from its first flight, but"add
images" is screwed up and I can't get my photo to ya'll.
701 in-service since June
702 in-service since August
705 in-service this month (few days)
706 in-service about middle of November
Quoting ZuluLima (Reply 2): Which livery can we expect to see on the yet-to-enter-service birds?
701 will stay in the silver mica with blue tail/solid ATA logos on tail/fuselage
702, 705, 706 still in NWA bowling shoe liveries with small ATA fuselage logos. These 3 aircraft may get some type of hybrid scheme, but still undecided or scheduled.