EridanMan
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Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:40 pm

Quick Question for those who know more than I-

I had the oddest traffic call today- taxing to 27L for takeoff, I was advised to hold well short of Taxiway Bravo for traffic, and proceeded to watch a as a Northwest Trijet (either a DC-10 or MD-11) taxied immediately in front of me on Taxiway Bravo.

Tri-Jet's are no stranger to OAK (Fedex), but anything larger than a 727 is a definite rarity on the north field... furthermore, NWA? I didn't even know they flew tri-jets, and they definitely don't service OAK.

The DC-10 parked over between Kaiser and the new T hangars, it was sitting there when I taxied back to the old T's after my round of touch and go's.

Any idea what she was doing there? It was kinda cool to see such a bird up on our modest north field.
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:54 pm

Could it be a diversion from MSP-HNL due to the Hawaiian quake today?
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:00 pm

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Could it be a diversion from MSP-HNL due to the Hawaiian quake today?

Either that, or a positioning for a military charter, as we're always doing them. But you might be closer, probably is a diversion. I'd look it up on flightaware, but i'm to lazy bothered.
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:01 pm

well...on saturday 10/14 i saw a Delta B767-300 at gate 1 in OAK. i'm still wondering what it was doing there. as my flight to LGB was #1 to take-off, the DL 767 was next in line after us. anyone know where it was going and what it was doing?

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EridanMan
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:07 pm

A Diversion might explain why it was at oak... But not why she came all the way up to north field.

Military charter would make sense if (for some reason) they wanted to ground-load the plane rather than gate-load it...

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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:10 pm

looks like the NW bird was just in from DTW. and since the Oakland A's was playing in the division series with the Detroit Tigers. I would put my money that it flew the A's back home after losing the series on Saturday.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9813
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:12 pm

Quoting EridanMan (Reply 4):
A Diversion might explain why it was at oak... But not why she came all the way up to north field

if it was an actual diversion...why wouldn't it go to SFO where they have actual NW personel to help assist the flight? NW doesn't even operate schedule service to OAK. its gotta be some kind of military charter or cargo thing.

thats my thoughts on it at least...

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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:38 pm

Perhaps going to be a cargo conversion for FedEx?
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:45 pm

It's a ferry flight for something. I saw it on Flight Explorer earlier and it had a NW9813 flight number.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9813

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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:12 pm

ahhh, thats what it was. I was comfused today when i saw a DC-10 comming in from OAK on the computer at work...i think it landed at MSP around 7pm


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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:19 pm

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Could it be a diversion from MSP-HNL due to the Hawaiian quake today?

No all HNL flights still operated on-time.


This may have been a fan charter to Detroit, I don't think the A's use NW for their charter services (can anyone confirm who they use). Also, a DC-10 for a baseball team is quite large.

This flight also operated on the 11th of October OAK-DTW.
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:43 am

Quoting EridanMan (Thread starter):
furthermore, NWA? I didn't even know they flew tri-jets

By latest count, there have been 1,237,867 threads on this forum concerning NW and DC-10's only surpassed by Northwest and DC-9's.
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
I saw it on Flight Explorer earlier and it had a NW9813 flight number.

Flight numbers 9800-9899 are sports charters. Most likely, it was the the A's.
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:53 am

Perhaps he meant that he did not know that they still fly trijets.
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 13):
Perhaps he meant that he did not know that they still fly trijets.

Isn't a DC-10 a trijet?
 
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RE: Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?

Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:41 am

It was the A's. The flight number on the way to DTW was 9814. It was stated in the paper here in Detroit that the Tigers and the A's both were flying on Northwest during the playoffs. The Tigers had a 757 for the New York series and for the A's series. The A's were using the DC-10.

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