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? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:07 am

Anyone know what aircraft the Saudi's brought to Texas to meet with Pres. Bush? Is Waco the airport used for Presidential business?
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:16 am

I think it's an A340.

That or an MD-11. The quick news footage I saw a single center main bogie landing gear.
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:24 am



It is a military base near Waco I think.

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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 2:06 pm

That picture is definately not near Waco. There are no mountains around there.
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 2:34 pm

Yes that is not Waco  Smile

The nearest base to Waco is GAAF at Ft Hood, although the news said they were flying into Waco Airport, that of course could be incorrect. I haven't seen any alerts or orders on the movements yet

Though the Saudi's are staying in Houston. As they said on the news it was the closest city with accommodations 'suitable' for the Prince and his peeps  Smile

They even showed the Princes 'Royal Tour Bus'


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RE: RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 3:17 pm

The picture is taken in Tucson. The three quonset hut hangers belong to Hamilton Aviation. Plus you can see the Flying Hospital L-1011 in the background, which has pretty much sat in that spot.
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 3:55 pm

That is not the plane in which Prince Abdullah came......that is Waleed Bin Talal's plane in the picture. The saudi plane to texas was the A340 that belongs to the Saudi ambassodor to the United States.White and Grey livery(pics on this database)It was shown clearly in the news today......and regardless Abdullah would never be onboard the Kingdom Holdings A340 illustrated in the picture above
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri Apr 26, 2002 3:58 pm

KHI747 is correct the A340 shown above is Waleed bin Talal's "biz jet"
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Sat Apr 27, 2002 12:02 am

here is a CNN article that mentions, and shows the Prince coming into Ellington Field on Tuesday. No pciture of the plane though  Sad

http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/04/24/saudi.minister/index.html

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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:32 am

The only shot I saw with the plane in it was the Prince standing inside the front door atop the airstairs. The door was a slide-to-the side Airbus style door and the livery was that of Saudi Arabian Airlines so I am assuming it was an A340.
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Sat Apr 27, 2002 5:06 am

He came in this aircraft


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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Sat Apr 27, 2002 6:11 am

Well, I dont know what to say- unless this was file footage they were using, but the video of him (on NBC)disembarking from the airplane clearly showed the white/tan w/gold cheatline Saudi livery- is that A340 pictured above now in the Saudi livery?
 
khi747
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:19 pm

Yup.....the plane Qatar has posted is exactly the one used by the Abdullah to come to Texas......the plane belongs to the Saudi ambassor to USA...
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Thu May 02, 2002 2:54 pm

Hello, look at this pic, it's a Saudi Arabian plane, certainly 747-300 HZ-HM1A



"Prince Abdallah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, center, is greeted at Ellington Field in Houston Tuesday, April 23, 2002."

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri May 03, 2002 12:00 am

Yes when he flew into Houston, or whatever his first stop was, he came in his usual B743 in Saudi Colors. However when we flew to Crawford, he flew in the A340 that belongs to the Saudi Ambassador to the US. The picture of that plane has been provided by Qatar......look above at the small picture(NOT the Kingdom Holdings one)
 
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RE:? Saudi's In Texas

Fri May 03, 2002 3:25 am

Yes thank you I know HZ-124 lol



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