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Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:02 am

Does anyone know if the recently unveiled AS 737-400 with the special salmon livery is the actual aircraft that had the mid-air collision with a salmon? I've already thrown out my issue of Airways magazine which had the article about that bizarre incident.
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:15 am

Quoting CATHAY747 (Thread starter):
is the actual aircraft that had the mid-air collision with a salmon?

Wtf?

filler.
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:29 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Wtf?

   Yes, it really happened. During climb, the cockpit crew spotted an eagle very close by that clearly was clutching something. The plane apparently scared the eagle sh#tless, which dropped it's prey, which the airplane struck, and was confirmed to be a salmon on arrival, as there were bits of the fish stuck on the airplane. Yuk. Anyway, true story. Only known case in history of a mid-air collision between an airliner (or ANY airplane??) and a FISH!

[Edited 2005-10-24 01:29:49]
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:37 am

wow, that is bizzare indeed!
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:42 am

I remember reading that it was a -200 .
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:43 am

Quoting United_fan (Reply 4):
I remember reading that it was a -200 .

Was it? Blast....wish I could remember. Oh well....maybe somebody will have more specifics.
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:51 am

A Salmon Thirty Salmon?

What did they take a 737 and paint it up as a fish or something?
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:57 am

Quoting Matt D (Reply 6):
A Salmon Thirty Salmon?

What did they take a 737 and paint it up as a fish or something?

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Quoting CATHAY747 (Reply 5):
Was it? Blast....wish I could remember. Oh well....maybe somebody will have more specifics.

yes, please someone!
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:50 am

I saw that one at PDX yesterday morning. What a fascinating paint job.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:07 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 8):
What a fascinating paint job

I believe I read here on A.net that they used a special paint so that the scales of the fish will "shimmer" in sunlight!
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:20 am

Quoting CATHAY747 (Reply 9):
I believe I read here on A.net that they used a special paint so that the scales of the fish will "shimmer" in sunlight!

Thats brilliant!

Well fish is brain food after all..
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:50 pm

I think it was a -200 because its next stop was Yakutat, where the aircraft was inspected after the strike. I may need to be corrected, but I believe that they only fly -200's into Yakutat for the "milk run".
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:31 pm

Quoting Loisencroach (Reply 11):
think it was a -200 because its next stop was Yakutat, where the aircraft was inspected after the strike. I may need to be corrected, but I believe that they only fly -200's into Yakutat for the "milk run".

Your comment has jiggled my memory...I believe you are correct. Thanks! So I guess they used a -400 for this special livery as it would get more exposure.
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:30 pm

I still havn't been able to "catch"(pun intended) this one in person yet. I know it's a little unlikely, but I'd love to fly home from OAK on that beauty next month on my way home from Oakland.
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:38 pm

The A/C involved in the actual mid-air collision with a Salmon was a Boeing 737-200 Combi.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:59 pm

If anybody has a subscription to Airways, there is an article in the September 2005 issue about the fish strike. I finally saw the new Salmon 737 in ANC at C1....walked around the plane and got a really good look. I must say that it is one hell of a meticulous paint job.
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:21 am

Quoting Loisencroach (Reply 15):
If anybody has a subscription to Airways, there is an article in the September 2005 issue about the fish strike.

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That's where I saw it . . . couldn't remember . . . thanks for the memory jog. There was also a post or ten on A-Net a few months back about it, I played with the search feature for a while, then gave up.
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:15 am

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 13):
I still havn't been able to "catch"(pun intended) this one in person yet. I know it's a little unlikely, but I'd love to fly home from OAK on that beauty next month on my way home from Oakland.

My girlfriend just flew it this past Saturday (10/22) from SNA to OAK, and she was less than thrilled. A mx delay before it left PDX for SNA combined with a light in SNA that the captain only described as "something I've never seen before" led to a 3 hour delay!
 
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RE: Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...

Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:44 am

My mom is gonna have a serious problem with that plane if she ever sees it in person...she has a bizarre phobia of fish, and that extends to images of fish as well...Ive warned her about its existence, but I hope she never sees it...could get ugly...fortunately most of her travel is up and down the east coast, and Alaska 734's don't come to the east coast, but she does head west a few times a year to airports where it might be seen...

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