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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Ok here is the situation as best as I can remember it as it happened about 4 hours ago.

It was between 6:45pm and 8pm on July 3, 2002 when this loud plane flew over my house about 50 miles North of ORD! The plane had 2 engines and the fuselage was white. The left winglet was red. I think the right one was red. The tail as I remember was black and red with green. The plane flew over my house and banked sharply to the right and headed east then I lost it. My guess would be a South African A330 or something like that. Thanks for the help and have fun! Im not even sure if South African flies A330's. Some more info for you guys:

it can be compared to the size of a 767 and 777. It was about that size.


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User currently offlineRyefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Just guessing...


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Those are the only two airlines I could guess with your description. Do you think it could have been one of them?


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

I know it was NOT the SriLankan Airlines (Air Lanka) but it could have been the Emirates. I just didnt see the words on the plane but then again it was probably at 6,000 feet or so. Thanks! Any more guesses?


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Unfortunately, neither of those airlines mentioned flies to ORD. And SAA does not fly A330s. The only aircraft the have with wingtips are the 744s, 738s and the CRJs. I don't think the serve ORD, do they?



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User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Hello.

I am not sure, but could it be Air Canada A330?

Best regards,

Andrej Lippay  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

No it wasnt Air Canada. It lookes to me like a mix between an Emirates and a South African color scheme. Hmmm maybe we will never know!


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

BMI British Midland A330?

Twin engined, red winglets, white (underbelly). Tail fin colours don't match, but if there's any room for light and colour uncertainty...?


User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

An Emirates' B777-300 was recently delivered from Boeing but the B777-300 doesn't have winglets.

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Wasnt a BMI! My guess would be that it was an Emirates. But it had winglets im positive! oh well.


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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

What about swiss, they operate 330s

User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Maybe Ethiopian, they go to JFK, could be new service

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

It wasn't Ethiopian either. The plane had winglets. I'll just say it was Emirates cause i think it was!


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
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Could it be a South african A346?
Emirates A330
An Air Namibia plane?

Could be any of those, can u give any more details about what u saw?

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

As mentioned earlier, unless it was an Emirates 777 on delivery, they dont fly to the US.

What about an A300-600 or A310

I know Emirates have sold a few of these and possible this was going somewere for conversion or new operator, both have winglets


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Well I know for a fact that it had 2 engines. It had winglets like the 747's do and unlike the A319, 320 and 321's.

It wasn't an A340 as it had 2 engines.

It looked like an Emirates or a South African but it was certainly not a 747 or an a340. Sorry to make this so hard. I can't supply more info cause I forgot what it looked like now as in color except that it was white body with a green, red and black tail with a red winglet.



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