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"Unmarked" B747-400F At ATL  
User currently offlineTraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 347 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6002 times:

Landed in ATL (10/22) about 10:00. While waiting for our gate, we were passed by an unmarked B747-400F taxiing to 9L for take off. On both the nose and near the tail was painted B-18722. Who does this A/C belong to?

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User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3901 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5983 times:
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China Airlines, no, really, China Airlines!


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User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5984 times:

You checked the database, right? China Airlines Cargo.


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User currently offlineTraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5953 times:

Thanks for the prompt reply! How do I check the databse?

User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 837 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

There is a search box near the top right corner of the page. B-18722 is the tail number, if you type that into the box it will load pictures that correspond to it.

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12270 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5891 times:



Quoting MrSkyGuy (Reply 2):
China Airlines Cargo.

747-400 looks great, even without paint!



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User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

Why have they still not painted her? Does she operate for other airlines so they don't need to paint it? Or is it because its the "haunted" airplane? I think that is the one that had a few mishaps before delivery?

User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4358 times:



Quoting 413x3 (Reply 6):
Why have they still not painted her? Does she operate for other airlines so they don't need to paint it? Or is it because its the "haunted" airplane? I think that is the one that had a few mishaps before delivery?

Thats what everybody thought initially, but they wanted her in service ASAP after the incident (Nose cargo door panel failed during the pressurization test on the ground) and so she never got painted. Since its a freighter nobody could care less.

Will most likely stay like that until her first D-check! So it will be a few years.



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User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Apparently this is the poor bird that had some kind of accident during the pressurization test - as far as I know one of the last test before leaving the productionline but before painting.

First pic in the database:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...d=84ba76dba8ea4115904582b0535380c5

Whit the following remark:
This 747 is made for China Airlines Cargo and had an accident during manufacturing. As you can see, the repair is done but the Airline livery is still missing. There are rumours, that China Airlines want to sell the plane because they said the accident is a bad sign... [Fuji S3 pro]



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