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tjwgrr
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African International SVG-YQX-HAV

Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:40 am

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Airline African Intl Airways
Flight Number 551
Departure City (Airport) Gander, NF, Canada (YQX)
Departure Time 06/01/2004 03:20 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Havana, Cuba (MUHA)
Arrival Time 06/01/2004 07:24 PM
Remaining Flight Time 03:51
Aircraft Type Douglas DC-8-60
Current Altitude 28,100 feet
Current Groundspeed 439 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Airline African Intl Airways
Flight Number 551
Departure City (Airport) Stavanger, Norway (ENZV)
Departure Time 06/01/2004 11:10 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Gander, NF, Canada (YQX)
Arrival Time 06/01/2004 12:51 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Douglas DC-8-60
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Landed
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
ETStar
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RE: African International SVG-YQX-HAV

Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:44 am

Tjwgrr,
Where can I get this information for other flights? Please provide url.
 
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LN-MOW
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RE: African International SVG-YQX-HAV

Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:39 pm

... and more interesting it gets.
The aircraft originated in Halifax and was carrying equipment for an oil rig in Cuba on behalf of an unnamed oil company in Houston, TX. The shipment was relabeled in Stavanger without leaving the aircraft. After a nightstop in Stavanger, the aircraft proceeded to Gander and Havana ...
The story is in Norwegian at Boarding.no.
http://www.boarding.no/art.asp?id=12172

All the things they do to avoid the boycott ...
- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
 
AirAmericaC46
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RE: African International SVG-YQX-HAV

Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:53 pm

Anyone knows why Stavanger was chosen instead of some closer ones like Keflavik?
 
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tjwgrr
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RE: African International SVG-YQX-HAV

Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:06 am

"Tjwgrr,
Where can I get this information for other flights? Please provide url."

------------------------------------------
Flytecomm.com:

http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight

Check arrivals for
Gander: YQX
Goose Bay: YYR
Bangor: BGR
and sometimes
Halifax: YHZ

You'll see some interesting movements.



[Edited 2004-06-02 17:07:57]
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.

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