VirginLover
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Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 10:19 am

Hi,

I've been a little confused on the type of aircraft I took last year on Northwest... the only thing I remember was the engines were on TOP of the wing... I could see them (right next to my window) and definitely HEAR them (I went almost deaf for a day) What type of aircraft is this? (So I don't get seated by the engine again!) Thanks!!! 
 
DaveT
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 10:22 am

The only aircraft that could be with Northwest is a Bae 146 Link aircraft with the engines below the wing but with the wing above the window line ontop of the fuselage.

 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:10 am

Was this a prop?

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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:11 am

If it's a turboprop, I'd say its the Saab 340 operated by Northwest Airlink. Hope this helps.

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VirginLover
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:16 am

I don't believe it was a prop... it was a fairly large aircraft... from DET-JFK... maybe it wasn't on the wing, but it was definitely by my window.

Thanks to everyone so far!

 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:18 am

was it a jet? If it was, it was an Avro Rj85, the only jet northwest airlink operates.


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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:30 am

Possibly a DC-9 and you were sitting in the back?
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VirginLover
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:43 am

I think you're right We're Nuts.... I asked my family and they told me that we were in the back (I'm so used to flying on the wing)... and I looked at a DC-9, so I think we have a winner! Geez, I feel stupid... but I took this flight before I got involved with aviation. Thank you all! (I just LOVE this site! )
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:55 am

Do I get a prize?  
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VirginLover
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 12:23 pm

Sure! A round trip flight from JFK-LHR on my airline: Golden Eagle Airlines in the year 2099. Congratulations! 
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 12:55 pm

Just to say there is a commercial aircraft with engines on TOP of the wing. I think it was a Fokker something.
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 1:11 pm

Avro RJ85. I see tons of them at STL and MEM. Almost reminds me of a military plane!
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft!

Sat Aug 19, 2000 4:07 pm

Although extinct now, the VFW-Fokker VFW-614 from 1971 did feature two turbofan engines mounted atop the wings. This small plane was the original regional jetliner (along with the Yak-40 behind the Iron Curtain) but suffered in sales due to the oil crisis; only 19 in all were built up to 1978. They were flown by Cimber Air of Denmark and Air Alsace of France and later by the Luftwaffe of Germany as executive transports.

Pacific, that was the type you were mentioning.

 
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Aircraft W/ Engine On Top Of Wings

Sat Aug 19, 2000 5:07 pm

The only one with engines on the wing, that I know of, is the good old Russian built Antonov An-72
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