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Whats The Deal With The KLM 744?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 6:02 pm

Have a look at the pic. The aircraft seems to be under its own power, can it be in service ??


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RE: Whats The Deal With The KLM 744?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:11 pm

Why and how on earth did it end up like that?
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RE: Whats The Deal With The KLM 744?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:22 pm

Looks like it's going in for a maintenance / paint job at Schiphol.

The tail is already partly stripped. When it comes out it will be bright fresh blue as before


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RE: Whats The Deal With The KLM 744?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 2:39 am

YES!!

Would you believe it...? The aircraft actually flew like this. Saw its take off at AMS for a five hour test flight last wednesday 27 Mar, indeed the same day this pic was taken. Call sign was KL 7021.
I was sitting along 01L from which it took off. It used about 2500 ft of runway to get airborne, it passed the end of the runway at 3000+ft!! How about that for a rate of climb...
A couple of hours later it landed at 06 and went straight to Schiphol-east [hangar alley].

On this pic you see it taxing out for departure 01L, taxing at taxiway Alpha, about to turn right to join taxiway Sierra.

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