neilking
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Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:21 am

When flying out of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed a 4 engined turbo-prop lining up to take off in the distance. Unfortunately, an easyJet 737 was backing out and its tail obscured this aircraft as it was rolling towards us so I couldn't see what it was. Anyone know? An Electra perhaps?

Thanks, Neil
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:26 am

Might well be an Electra (carrying mail, probably). Or if it was huge - and I mean HUGE - then possibly the AN-124 (hmm. Actually, I dought whether this could take-off from EDI). Or perhaps the Herc?
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:29 am

Quoting Neilking (Thread starter):
a 4 engined turbo-prop



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
then possibly the AN-124

Hmm...must try harder  Wink
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:30 am

Quoting Backfire (Reply 2):
Hmm...must try harder

I was just seeing if you were awake. Clearly, and regrettably, you are.  Silly
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dogfighter2111
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:32 am

Hey, what time was it. Last Thursday @ 06:30 i saw a L- Electra take off when i was waiting to board my easyJet flight to BFS.

Have you any idea what colour the aircraft was?

Thanks
Mike
 
neilking
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:46 am

Mike - it would have been about 06.30am on Tuesday 16 August. Didn't see the colour.

It wasn't a Hercules or an AN-124 - not that big. It was more like the size of a Vanguard but I don't think there are of them left flying so it must be an Electra, I think, although I didn't know there were any of them left either!

PS - my "claim to fame" is I flew on BEA Vanguard G-APEC about a week before it crashed in Belgium due to it's pressure dome failing.

Rgds, Neil
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:55 am

It would have been an Atlantic Airlines L-188 Electra.

Thanks
Mike
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:57 am

Air Atlantique of Coventry still operate several Electra's across Europe on cargo/mail. We used to get one into East Midlands on weeknights until they switched to a Titan 146. You don't get those interesting smoke-trails from the 146!  crying 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:29 am

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 6):
It would have been an Atlantic Airlines L-188 Electra.

Yeah ive seen that in DUB before, quite nice a surprise!
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:13 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
hmm. Actually, I dought whether this could take-off from EDI

Easily, it's visited a few times in the past.  Wink
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:39 pm

Coould it have been the Antonov AN-22 that seems to be making its rounds thru Europe??? That plane is huge...The author of this thread didnt say whether it had wings on top of the fuselage or the bottum....If it had wings on the top then it could well have been an AN-22....
What do you guys think???

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neilking
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:46 pm

Access - the wings were at the bottom of the fuselage. I think we've got the answer now - it must have been an Air Atlantique L188 Electra. Thanks for all the feedback - Neil
 
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:07 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
then possibly the AN-124

Aren't AN-124 jet engines?

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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:55 am

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 10):
Coould it have been the Antonov AN-22 that seems to be making its rounds thru Europe???

Only airport in Scotland that the An22 has visited is Prestwick.
99% sure it was an Air Atlantique L-188 Electra
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:05 am

Maybe, as a longshot, a Dash 7 on a fery flight to Canada?

Saw one there year..EDI-INV and then onwards through Faroe Island and Greenland.
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RE: Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI

Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:57 am

Quoting Neilking (Reply 11):
Access - the wings were at the bottom of the fuselage



Quoting BBJII (Reply 14):
Maybe, as a longshot, a Dash 7 on a fery flight to Canada?

 Wink

I think it's safe to say it was an Electra, they are common at EDI.

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