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744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:15 am

Am trying to find out what I just saw. Flying at a high altitude over PHX at 2pm local time. It was a four engine wide body (presumably a 744), white fuselage and some red on the tail. It came from the northwest and was headed toward the southeast, possibly Marana, but not sure. MEX? And where did it come from?
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:26 am

you sure its not British Airways?

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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:27 am

Sure it wasn't an A-340?
 
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:33 am

Too high and too early for BA. And too fat for a A340. Am thinking it might be enroute the airliner storage park at Marana, but not sure.
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:39 am

Wow thats really weird, I had just got off work and was in the employee parking lot and looked up and saw that. I was wondering the same thing. It was definitely a 747. It was headed north to south. I dont no where it could have been coming from or going to.

It was making some really sweet contrails though.

Cant believe anyone else saw that, small world.
 
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:44 am

JAL 12 - NRT-YVR-MEX. Usually departs YVR around 11:45pm or so. 747-400, white body, red sun on tail. Have taken it many times... good flight. Operates Mon/Thur eastbound, Tues/Fri westbound.

Here is link to the flight track on FlightAware:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAL12

Hope this helps.
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:51 am

Flightaware shows this was out and around yesterday.. maybe some relation..? Of course the photo is old, so the colors may be different.

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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:07 pm

It might be Corsair B747-400 flying to MEX.
 
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:31 am

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 4):
It was making some really sweet contrails though.

Cant believe anyone else saw that, small world.

I was hoping another A-net person in PHX saw that and you did ! The contrails are what caught my eye as well.

Quoting Utapao (Reply 5):
JAL 12 - NRT-YVR-MEX. Usually departs YVR around 11:45pm or so. 747-400, white body, red sun on tail. Have taken it many times... good flight. Operates Mon/Thur eastbound, Tues/Fri westbound.

Here is link to the flight track on FlightAware:

Thank you Utapao for confirming it was JAL.
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RE: 744 Over PHX At 2pm MST On 6/15

Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:53 am

Yup looks like it was JAL. Interesting never knew that flight existed, I will look for it more often.