Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
I found flight tracker here it is:
Flight Number 9863
Departure City (Airport) New York, NY (JFK)
Departure Time 04/22/2002 08:47 PM
Arrival City Mobile, AL (BFM) (Mobile Aerospace Field)
Arrival Time 04/22/2002 10:14 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
Did UA have special charter flight or painting or check up?
JmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1022 times:
I am not certain why flight tracker showed what it did, however, if I had to guess, the United flight may have gone to Brookley field, an old former airforce base that is now used to as a cargo transport location, many birds including the 747, MD-11/DC-10 and others fly into there, for whatever reason that United flight may have flown there, ethier unscheduled/emergency stop or a special route.
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 994 times:
UAL planes can be seen there regularly. It is not MOB. BFM is located just South of I-10 to the West of Downtown. You can actually see the tails of the planes, including UAL 747's, from the interstate. I always assumed work was being done on the aircraft there, but I don't know.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6477 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 887 times:
I've often seen UAL planes at Brookley while driving by on I-10. It's kind of neat to see UAL widebodies coming and going from a small city like Mobile.
There is no revenue service on these flights. UA Express used to serve MOB (the actual airport) with RJ flights to ORD and IAD. However, they immediately bailed out after 9/11 and it doesn't seem likely that they'll be coming back soon.