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White 747-300 At D66 At YVR Today

Wed May 10, 2006 10:14 am

Does anybody know what this bird was doing there?

It was completely white and parked at D66 when I was watching. At first, from the distance, I mistaked it as JL17 (JA8921 in old colors) but apparently it wasn't. The pilot also had a British accent on this bird parked in D66. It was a long time since I've seen a classic jumbo at YVR, ever since JL got rid of their 747-300 service in October of 2004.

Eitherway, this plane pushed back shortly after JL. When it took off 26L, it was climbing like a rocket. So, I assume that there weren't any pax or anything on the bird, but can anyone provide more info?

Thank you in advance

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RE: White 747-300 At D66 At YVR Today

Wed May 10, 2006 11:58 am

There was a B743 that departed today at 13:56... XLA50P, according to FlightAware, YVR-YYC.

Was only 743 showing today. Not sure if the timing is right, but check it out.


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RE: White 747-300 At D66 At YVR Today

Wed May 10, 2006 12:31 pm

It's probably a British military charter. We get them all the time in YYC.

I think it's operated by EAL

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RE: White 747-300 At D66 At YVR Today

Wed May 10, 2006 2:24 pm

It was an Excel charter from MAD. There was also a Corsair 747-400 from MAD that came in with the -300. I believe they were bringing Spanish troops to a training exercise in YYJ.
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RE: White 747-300 At D66 At YVR Today

Wed May 10, 2006 2:42 pm

I leave YYJ and it is invaded by the spanish... isn't history somewhat repeating itself?

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