vivavegas
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Odd Flight.... Aer Lingus Flight 991

Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:48 am

Flytecomm is showing Aer Lingus Flight 991 with the following routing:

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) - Goose Bay, NF, Canada (YYR) - Bangor, ME (BGR) - Indianapolis, IN (IND)

Aircraft Type: B463

What am I missing here?

Craig
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RE: Odd Flight.... Aer Lingus Flight 991

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:08 pm

The aircraft type? What the heck is B463?
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RE: Odd Flight.... Aer Lingus Flight 991

Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:29 am

B463= BAE-146-300. Very interesting:
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FlightID: EIN991 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Company: AER LINGUS TEORANTA
Country: IRELAND
Radio Call: SHAMROCK
Ground Spd: 379 kts (Assigned: 0295)
Altitude: 280(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 240)
Type: B463 (British Aerospace BAe-146-300)
Origin Apt: BGR BANGOR INTL
Dest Apt: IND INDIANAPOLIS INTL
Departed: 1719Z ETA As Filed: 2004Z, Calculated ETE: 0h 17m
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
vivavegas
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RE: Odd Flight.... Aer Lingus Flight 991

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:45 am

The fleet type would explain all the hops, now.... Why is a 146 coming to IND? No charter operator would go for that many hops, and the only other 146 operator is the US is Air Wisky @ MKE.

Hmm...

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RE: Odd Flight.... Aer Lingus Flight 991

Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:11 am

At a guess i would say that this aircraft is being flown to the US for storage as Aer Lingus hasnt recently retired all of its bae146 aircraft, which could explain this.
 
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RE: Odd Flight.... Aer Lingus Flight 991

Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:22 am

This flight is now continuing IND-DEN-MHV as "MANmatt" mentioned above.

DUB/SNN - BGSF - YYR - BGR - IND - DEN - MHV

wow!

Craig
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