tfsphoto
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Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:34 am

Ive just been told by a friend of mine, she was out shopping in nottingham today and she saw a large plane, maybe 100ft from the top of the buildings in the town center.

I cannot find anything in the news, she says that she has never seen anything like this before (only the police chopper)

anyone else have any information?

Cheers,

TFSPhoto

[Edited 2005-03-21 18:34:55]
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:47 am

Quoting TFSPhoto (Thread starter):
she saw a large plane

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Demoose
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:50 am

No idea, but recently I have noticed that aircraft arriving into EMA do come over the west of Nottingham quite low, much lower than I remember in the past. If it is a 'large' plane it could have been a freighter or an aircraft doing touch and go circuits.

Mark
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tfsphoto
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:18 am

Possibly..

I used to work at EMA with DHL, i was thinking it could of been the Lufthansa MD11 when she said it had a grey fusalage.. but that doesnt come in while after 10pm..

still baffeled..  Confused  Confused  zzz 
 
jtamu97
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:00 am

Now do you really think if she was shopping she had time to see what type of aircraft much less the altitude it was flying. A plane could crash into the mall and my wife would not take her eyes off the price tags Big grin!!
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BDRules
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:05 am

It was a DC3 Military plane doing a fly over for some reason. after that should of headed over to somewhere in shropshire
 
tfsphoto
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:52 am

many thanks! was it BBMF?
 
Vanguard
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:23 am

Seeing this thread reminds me - I was driving past EMA the other Sunday (13th) and a plane was coming in to land from the east. Prob around 15:00 ish. As I was driving I couldn't get a long, decent look at it, and SHMBO doesn't know one end of a plane from the other, so couldn't help. Anyway, it was a twin engined, high wing plane - but the engines above the wing. At a guess it was Russian - can anyone confirm? Also what airline, where from etc?

Thanks!
 
RedDragon
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RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:42 am

That'd be a Ukrainian-built An-72/-74, although that's as far as I can help  Smile

Rich