4holer26
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Need Help Identifying 727 In Socal Today 3/30

Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:54 am

Driving home from work today around 2:30pm, I saw a white 727 flying low over the 405 about 7 miles south of LGB. It was headed north, and seemed to low to be headed to LAX and in the wrong direction for LGB. That being said, seeing a UFO 727 flying that low is something not seen in socal on a daily basis and was indeed a treat.

Any ideas on;

1. What plane was this?

2. Where the heck was it going?

Regs

Paul
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md11fan
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RE: Need Help Identifying 727 In Socal Today 3/30

Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:39 am

Hmmm sounds interesting it could of been a cargo, but then again it kinda sounds like this
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i..._id=1124696&next_id=1104092&size=L
is this what you saw?
 
4holer26
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RE: Need Help Identifying 727 In Socal Today 3/30

Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Md11fan (Reply 1):
Hmmm sounds interesting it could of been a cargo, but then again it kinda sounds like this
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i..._id=1124696&next_id=1104092&size=L
is this what you saw?

No, although she would have a nice one to see.  Big grin

Said aircraft had a blueish stripe going upward on the tail...ala fedex, but no titles that i could see.

I checked flightaware and no fedex 727's arrived in the time frame.
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dacman
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RE: Need Help Identifying 727 In Socal Today 3/30

Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:16 am

It was a Champion 727 departing the Armed Forces Reserve Center at Los Alamitios. We saw it depart while at Long Beach Airport shooting photos.

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Michael
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