ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4640 times:
This MD-11 spent 24 hours at Manchester, NH between June 16-17...the first time the type has visited MHT, we believe. She came in from Memphis operating as Flight 9090 and left 24 hours later, also as Flight 9090.
The plane parked off to the side of the normal ramp space that the A300s use.
I have two possibilities:
1.) The plane came here to do some testing of the HUD technology developed by a local company.
2.) The MD-11 might be used at MHT and FedEx was familiarizing ground crews with the aircraft.
I put a whole lot more credence into #1 rather than #2, but no one has been able to verify why N579FE was here.