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User currently offlineJim Zeirke From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 608 times:

Yesterday I saw a large, four-engined Northwest Airlines airliner tht had just taken off from Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Mitchell Field. Mitchell does not handle jumbo jets. What other large, four-engined airliners are in the Northwest livery and might be servicing a mini-hub such as Milwaukee?

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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 603 times:

The only four engine aircraft that is a widebody in Northwest's fleet is the 747. It must have been a different airline.


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User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 604 times:

Mitchell often serves as the diversion airport to O'Hare. However, the weather was OK here in Chicago yesterday, so I don't think the airport was closed. Northwest takes a DC-10 into Mitchell, on a flight to Minneapolis, Seattle, and finally Honolulu. Perhaps they switched planes for the day for that route.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 603 times:

Maybe it was a 146 but they are easy to spot. It could have been a 707 Dc-8 in a cargo airline colors that are similar.

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