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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 705 times:
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On the first page of the Long Island Newsday, that Continental 737-500 is taking off with our harried troops held in China. That's got to be a heck of an ad for Continental.

(Personally though, it would have been more symbolic to have a American Airlines jet whisk them back to Guam. )

But seriously though... what do you think happened? The airflow theory is valid scientifically but at the same time, I'm an American who doesn't believe everything he reads without caution. Of course both superpowers will place cause on the other. Any theories or thoughts?


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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 692 times:


That was a 737-824 Reg. N27246

My guess is that it was the closest available aircraft in that area since it was probably operation for Continental Micronesia out of Guam.





User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 687 times:



The aircraft was a 737-800, not a -500. What a nice picture though. I can't imagine the elation the crew of that EP-3 felt when they heard the "thud" of the gear finally retracting into the well of the 737. You can see the relief in their eyes. A great picture.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 668 times:
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Sorry for the error. Mea Culpa.
nice pic though



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