zeus01
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UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 12:07 pm

Friday night I was with some friends going out to eat. As we turned in the parking lot, I looked up at saw what at first looked like a UAL 737. But it looked to wide at the altitude it was at. As it turned on its finals back towards MSP I realized it had a full rear mounted engine and that it was a DC-10.

THis was cargo I assume, but I didn't know UA had 10's into MSP for cargo.
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 12:17 pm

That would be a FedEx DC-10. UA retired the last of it's DC-10s several years ago. I must admit to being somewhat surprised that FedEx hasn't painted it yet.
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 12:19 pm

The last DC10's left the fleet in February 2001, some were -30F's that were sold direct to FedEx, and just haven't been repainted yet.

The passenger versions are slated for conversion to MD-10.
 
zeus01
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 12:22 pm

Thanks a lot. I didn't think UA was still operating yet, but it sure as hell was in UA colors. You can really find anything on this forum can't you.
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 12:23 pm

Really, Feruary 2001? OK. I guess I refer to the ones already converted. Those were, if I'm not mistaken sold to FM, 4 or 5 years ago. No reason to waste money painting them I guess.
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acidradio
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 1:22 pm

I am surprised as to why it still isn't painted in FedEx colors as well. Then again, it hauls freight in the middle of the night when nobody else can see it, so maybe it isn't that big of a deal...
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5280AGL
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 1:54 pm

These must be regulars to MSP:


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DC10GUY
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 9:07 pm

323FE & 326FE are both ex Untied cargo planes that are leased by FEDEX they will be returned to the leaseing company as soon as the lease is done.
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Mon May 06, 2002 9:49 pm

I have also seen these at MEM.
 
zeus01
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RE: UAL DC-10 At Msp?

Tue May 07, 2002 11:25 am

This wasn't in the middle of the night. It came in around 6:30. I was going to go eat BBQ. It was good BTW. Famous Daves Rocks.