As I was heading home today from class, I spotted a very unusual aircraft on the holding pattern for PHL at around 11:00am. It was a four-engined jet that appeared to have a narrow fuselage (eliminates the 747 easily) but it was not a super-stretch. The engines seemed rather long and slender, eliminating the possibility that it could have been an A340. It would leave the 707 as a guess but it definitely was not a 707. However, from my vantage point, I had no way of telling what airline this plane belonged to. The paint scheme was very difficult to point out but it appeared to be a white or light grey fuselage.
I'm sure the earlier model DC-8s are gone or have been converted to freighters. Could this have been an early-model DC-8, an Il-86/Il-96, or what?
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