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NW 747-400 In OMA 4/24  
User currently offlineJoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 939 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

There was a NW 747-400 in OMA surrounded by emergency vehicles around 5am this morning. Was trying to figure out where it came from.

Around 6am, they unloaded the plane onto buses. I'm assuming this is coming from over seas, how does that work with customs since OMA doesn't have customs facilities?

What did they do with the people? Fly in another plane?

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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

The plane came in the night before from IAD as 9986, it is currently inflight to IAD as NW9985

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9985



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User currently offlineRaginMav From United States of America, joined May 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

There was a 744 here yesterday too.

Some sort of charter, possibly part of the HonorFlight program, taking WWII Veterans to Washington DC.

Quoting Joeljack (Thread starter):
since OMA doesn't have customs facilities?

Not entirely true, but it would certainly be difficult for OMA customs to process a plane full of pax!


User currently offlineUAL727NE From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

2 huh? I was on top of the parking garage when the charter came in. I saw it on flightaware and saw 20 min out so i was booking about 90 down i80 and 480 so i can catch it landing. But I didnt know about the emergency one.


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User currently offlineJoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Weird...it was surrounded by lots of police cars and fire trucks at first and then the fire trucks left and it was just police cars...(maybe 8 or so with lights flashing) Just looked like an emergency but I guess it could have just been a charter. Interesting.

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3146 times:
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Quoting Joeljack (Reply 4):
it was surrounded by lots of police cars and fire trucks at first and then the fire trucks left and it was just police cars...(maybe 8 or so with lights flashing)

Emergency equipment was probably there to honor the vets....

http://www.honorflight.org/



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User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Its was a charter for WWII veterans - 2 747s full came through IAD, 1 on Thursday and 1 on Friday, for the vets to take a day trip to the WWII memorial downtown.

The emergency vehicles were at IAD as well for the water salute and they took quite a few busses with about 100 wheelchairs.

NW does this around twice a year - last year it was with the 747-200s  Smile


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

I was flying out of OMA on Wednesday night 4/23 on CO when, as we awaited departure, I saw one of these NW 747-400s up close on arrival. Pretty neat sight and exceptionally rare for OMA.

Didn't realize they were there on Thursday and Friday too. Neat program.

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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4404 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2887 times:
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Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 6):
NW does this around twice a year - last year it was with the 747-200s

SY even had a 738 in MCW a week or so ago, looks like it was $90k for a charter to IAD and back.

http://www.globegazette.com/articles...ocal/doc49ec01e46aba2430223276.txt



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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1912 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

The first 747 came in on Wed night from MSP, spent the night, left Thursday morning with 400 veterans going to DC. It came back from IAD Thursday night, spent the night again and did the same thing Friday morning with another 400 veterans. Friday night, another 747 returned but this time in DL colors. It dropped off the 400 veterans and then repositioned to DTW. All the fire trucks were there to help load and unload the 400 veterans (many disabled) up and down the airstairs. I got tons of great photos of the DL 747 but won't be uploading anything for a few more weeks. Keep your eyes out though!

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