rjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11307 times:
At IAD today, I was observing an ANA 77W coming in from Tokyo, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw an L1011 coming in. It was definitely an L1011, I instantly recognized the back engine. It appeared to be all black, but I couldn't tell. Anybody have anymore info on this?
n797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11208 times:
Well, there are no all black L-1011's and none flew into IAD as far as I can tell from flightaware. Maybe it was a RAF one or possibly a USAF DC-10 you saw? The Sands L-1011 is kind of dark but it has a white top to it, so I don't think that was it.
captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11142 times:
I'm wondering if it's the RAF L1011 that departed this morning from YYZ? I saw it parked at the north end of the airport yesterday and supposedly it left a few hours ago. Hopefully it comes back sometime soon!
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