BeltwayBandit
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KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:36 am

Sorry about the nutty topic. I picked up some chatter elsewhere that a KLM 747 was circling downtown Houston with a fighter escort. Any news, opinions?
 
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LN-MOW
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:49 am

Not KL662 - they just passed Indianapolis ...


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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:16 am

Its KL661 AMS-IAH. KL662 is the return flight to AMS.  Smile
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:03 am

No news, heard the same chatter, from a CPA no less. He called me about 1 p.m. local to say that a 747 had just done a low pass over the Galleria area. I couldn't get to window to see her in time. Headed towards Ellington.
 
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:13 am

This from KHOU Channel 11 in Houston:

KHOU-TV
The T-38 jet was photographing the 747 for a research project on flight safety, according to NASA.
Many people who saw the plane were concerned that it was in trouble but NASA officials say that wasn't the case.

NASA officials admit that in retrospect they should have warned the public that the flight was no cause for concern. They say no other similar flights are planned.

 
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:57 am

 Laugh out loud

That one goes in the "oops" column!
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:20 am

"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
 
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:33 am

More really stupid thinking by US government officials who should know better! No wonder people are still afraid to fly here...Reminds me of when FAA gave approval to a CO 777 full of troops returning from Afghanistan to buzz lower Manhattan, with the obviously predictable result of panic amongst New Yorkers having 9/11 flashbacks, 9/11 of course being why these troops were in Afghanistan to begin with!!
 
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RE: KLM 747 Circling Houston W/ Fighter Escort?

Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:20 am

Shoot, why does the cool stuff allways happen when I am not home!
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