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RE: UA A320 at Kai Tak ????

Tue Mar 02, 1999 4:14 pm

I was looking at the picture fly15 posted on the fourm asking if it was a Boeing 777-200 but me and other people think it is a 767-300. I looked really close at the picture again and doesn't the aircraft look like a Airbus A320-200. I am asking myself why is a United Airlines A320-200 in Hong Kong but it could be because it was on a tour or just being delivered to United Airlines over the Pacific, Who knows! But doesn't the aircraft in the picture look like a A320-200 but if it isn't it is a 767-300.
I think it is a A320 because it looks narrow and look at the nose of the aircraft it looks like a A320's.

Farhan Ali. Newport Beach, California

RE: UA A320 at Kai Tak ????

Tue Mar 02, 1999 6:03 pm

It is a 767....It is a widebody, but it is sort of a bad shot in respects to the fact that it's the Emirates 777 that is the subject of the photo, not the UA aircraft, but it is definately a 767
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It IS a 777-200...

Tue Mar 02, 1999 11:06 pm

Sorry to disagree with you guys. But it's not an A320-200, OR a 767. The big clues are:

-In the photo, each main gear has 6 wheels (3+3). All aircraft in the 75/76 family uses only 4 (2+2) wheels per main.

-The angle and position of the vertical stabilizer relative to the end of the tailcone. To see what I mean, go here


and look at the angles and postions of the vertical stabs. Then go here


and look at the vertical stabs (look VERY close). You can also access the info page for each of these aircraft from here and view exterior details and see the 777 are the only ones which uses a 6 wheel main gear (3+3).

To compare against an A320-200, go here


If you count the windows shown on a side, the A320-200 is about 20 short of the Emirates Airlines 777 in the photo in question. The A320 also uses the winglets, but the 777-200 doesn't.

I'm pretty certain none of the Airbus aircraft use a 6 wheel main (3+3). The A-340 does use a 2 wheel center main similar to the MD-11, but that's a differemt story. Some Russian aircraft use a 6 wheel main, but the profile in this photo doesn't match any of those.

By the way, I only stumbled onto this board a few days ago, but I did see the confusion over handles. I don't recall seeing this handle used by anyone, but if it's already in use, just post a note and I'll switch.

RE: It IS NOT a 777-200...

Tue Mar 02, 1999 11:20 pm

I will say again that I am certain it is not a 777 but a 767. How can you say it is a 777 based on it's landing gear, when you can't even see the plane's landing gears? Instead look at the cockpit windows' position on the fuselage and the engines' size; it is obviously a 767.
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Oooo..NOW I see.

Tue Mar 02, 1999 11:33 pm

Wait a minute!.....I just went back and realized my mistake. I had thought you guys were questioning the identity of the Emirates Airlines aircraft in the front. Hmm. Sorry about that. Now that I see what you're talking about, I'll have to go back and look a little harder at the United aircraft. Maybe I should have just stayed in "read only" mode, huh? Later.
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RE: Oooo..NOW I see. - I'm sorry

Wed Mar 03, 1999 7:11 am

Well, I was looking it at really late, so for all those I confused by saying it was a 777, im sorry, now that i look at it when my brain is awake, I am kicking myself for not realizing it was the 767 that ran the HKG-DEL route.

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