sfointern
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PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

Fri Jan 18, 2002 2:45 pm

Anyone else have any information? I wish I coulda snagged a pic...

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    PUnmuth@VIE
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 2:46 pm

    Dumb question by me. may be it was a 747-300?
    Peter
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    hkgspotter1
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 2:59 pm

    Well if it was one of the -200's then he's a real bad plane spotter !!!

    Serious, did you get the reg ?
     
    A330300
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 3:39 pm

    744s can fly just fine without winglets.
     
    Big777jet
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 3:54 pm

    Did you catch reg number tail?

    Big777jet

     
    imkeww
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:37 pm

    Nope, not a 747-300...

    It was a clear accident, there were wires (?) hanging out the starboard wing-end... port wing still had it.

    Didn't catch the reg, but seeing as PAL has only 4 744s, and only 1 of them is at SFO on any given day, shouldn't be too hard to sleuth out.

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    imkeww
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:38 pm

    - couldn't catch the reg as I was driving and late to work!
     
    ryu2
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:39 pm

    PAL only flies the 744 and a340 to SFO, no 742s or 743s.
     
    hkgspotter1
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:44 pm

    We are joking about the -200 / -300 !!
     
    Superfly
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:07 pm

    I didn't take it!
    Bring back the Concorde
     
    TR
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:16 pm

    Actually 747-400 do operate with one winglet from time to time. Just look at the pics:


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    I flew HKG-LHR in October on a CX 744 without the left winglet.

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    Thomas
     
    bkkair
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:33 pm

    SFOintern- PR only operate the 744 We/Fr/Su arriving in SFO at 1815 and leaving the same day at 2120.
    ( Only on the ground 3 hours )
    If you saw it on a Thursday maybe there was a technical reason that the plane never left on Wednesday night???
     
    SailorOrion
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:37 pm

    If you check older threads in this forum and the tech / ops forum, you'll find out that the one-missing-winglet-on-B744 topic has been discussed about 10 times last year.  Smile

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    sfointern
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:42 pm

    Bkkair... There you go...

    Unlike the pics in the database, the wing-end I saw looked battered...

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    Mr.BA
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    RE: PAL 744 With Missing Winglet At SFO Today

    Fri Jan 18, 2002 6:04 pm

    Battered? Does it look damage having wires poking out or so? Did the plane leave on time and arrive on time? Maybe these will shed some light.

    alvin
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