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Trying To ID A Plane At BWI On 10/12/01  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7455 posts, RR: 61
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3440 times:
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Let me first say that I am no longer a Southwest Airlines virgin.

I flew into BWI on Friday for a conference and can't wait to fly it again.

So we landed on runway 33 at 7:40 AM and I noticed this huge white plane on the tarmac. And I am stumped cause I don't know what it was. And I couldn't stick around to look cause we already running late for a conference at Hopkins.

I can only describe it as a huge BAe 146 or a small C-5 Galaxy. It had wings extending from the overhead and I thought I saw two engines from each wing. I had a
T-type stabilizer.

The livery of the horizontal stabilizer was green and blue with white lettering.

Does anyone have the vaguest idea of what I am talking about? I'd appreciate any info you have.



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7455 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
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I searched through the files here and this is what it looked like.

I know I was looking east and the sun was just behind it, which would explain why I thought I saw blue/green stripes.

But was this in BWI this past week?


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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

It is either the Antov Design Bureau or Volga Dnepr. Both Russian transport airlines. They are all over the place. It could have easily been at BWI.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

It is not an An-124 since that is bigger than a C-5 and also does not have a T-tail. My best guess for ya is an IL-76, it roughly fits the description you are giving...its bigger than a Bae-146, smaller than a C-5, has a high wing with 2 engines per wing, and a T-tail I have seen them at civilian airports in the US before, this is my best guess...

Greg



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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4374 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

According to that picture it's a Antonov Design Bureau
Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan.

Was that the same exact plane you saw in that pic?

Kevin/DCA



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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Would this be it - the Il-76? This type is being used for a lot of Afghan aid shipments these days...


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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Looking at your livery description, could it be an Uzbekistan Airways transport?


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7455 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3338 times:
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Nope, it's not the ii-76. It was the 124 cause when I asked my companion, we wrote down our descriptions and compared later. I was erroneous in my first post in that is was NOT a T- tail.




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User currently offlineJmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

I visited BWI in early August this year and saw that same type plane as well (the first picture posted). From what I can recall, it was parked in the middle of the taxi ways, away from the terminals.
JMH


User currently offlineBH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Hey guy's it was a 124 we offloaded it on 10/05 and it did not depart until 10/13. we parked it on the 28 deice pad.It was the Antonov Design Bureau, came in with cargo from russia and ferried out gander.

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7455 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
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YES, just the man in need!

That is exactly right and thank you for confirming that for me!

Exactly like you said, it appeared from my view to be away from any terminal, but not exactly any runway either. (kind of like that all white MD-11 that is now there as of Sat. night ,at BWI on the tarmac)

Thank you for clearing that up BH. Too bad the light and my timing couldn't grasp a quick shot.



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User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

One question:

The livery of the horizontal stabilizer was green and blue with white lettering

How do you know what colors the horizontal stabilizer was painted???  Big grin

Andy



User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Could it have been a USAF C-17 or C-141?

User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3246 times:

Are they flying to BWI on a regular basis because I saw the same airplane back in May? Confused


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6417 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Your original post said a T-tail and looked like a small C-5. Rules out the 124 on both counts. But, as you posted the proper picture and admit you disn't get a real good look, that is OK. Point is, the 124 is slightly larger than a C5.


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