flyingbronco05
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Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:19 pm

Ok here is the situation as best as I can remember it as it happened about 4 hours ago.

It was between 6:45pm and 8pm on July 3, 2002 when this loud plane flew over my house about 50 miles North of ORD! The plane had 2 engines and the fuselage was white. The left winglet was red. I think the right one was red. The tail as I remember was black and red with green. The plane flew over my house and banked sharply to the right and headed east then I lost it. My guess would be a South African A330 or something like that. Thanks for the help and have fun! Im not even sure if South African flies A330's. Some more info for you guys:

it can be compared to the size of a 767 and 777. It was about that size.
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:57 pm

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Those are the only two airlines I could guess with your description. Do you think it could have been one of them?
 
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:09 pm

I know it was NOT the SriLankan Airlines (Air Lanka) but it could have been the Emirates. I just didnt see the words on the plane but then again it was probably at 6,000 feet or so. Thanks! Any more guesses?
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:43 pm

Unfortunately, neither of those airlines mentioned flies to ORD. And SAA does not fly A330s. The only aircraft the have with wingtips are the 744s, 738s and the CRJs. I don't think the serve ORD, do they?
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:45 pm

Hello.

I am not sure, but could it be Air Canada A330?

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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 3:03 pm

No it wasnt Air Canada. It lookes to me like a mix between an Emirates and a South African color scheme. Hmmm maybe we will never know!
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 8:19 pm

BMI British Midland A330?

Twin engined, red winglets, white (underbelly). Tail fin colours don't match, but if there's any room for light and colour uncertainty...?
 
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Thu Jul 04, 2002 9:47 pm

An Emirates' B777-300 was recently delivered from Boeing but the B777-300 doesn't have winglets.
 
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:50 am

Wasnt a BMI! My guess would be that it was an Emirates. But it had winglets im positive! oh well.
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babaero
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:53 am

What about swiss, they operate 330s
 
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:55 am

Maybe Ethiopian, they go to JFK, could be new service
 
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:04 am

It wasn't Ethiopian either. The plane had winglets. I'll just say it was Emirates cause i think it was!
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:13 am

Could it be a South african A346?
Emirates A330
An Air Namibia plane?

Could be any of those, can u give any more details about what u saw?

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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:37 am

As mentioned earlier, unless it was an Emirates 777 on delivery, they dont fly to the US.

What about an A300-600 or A310

I know Emirates have sold a few of these and possible this was going somewere for conversion or new operator, both have winglets
 
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RE: Help With This Airline/Airplane

Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:58 pm

Well I know for a fact that it had 2 engines. It had winglets like the 747's do and unlike the A319, 320 and 321's.

It wasn't an A340 as it had 2 engines.

It looked like an Emirates or a South African but it was certainly not a 747 or an a340. Sorry to make this so hard. I can't supply more info cause I forgot what it looked like now as in color except that it was white body with a green, red and black tail with a red winglet.
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