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UAL DC-10 Makes Low Pass Over BGR (Bangor,ME)

Sat Sep 09, 2000 8:12 pm

Less than 1 hour ago (Saturday, September 9 11:09AM ET) I watched a United Airlines DC-10 make a very low pass over BGR (Bangor, ME). I would estimate that the aircraft was at about 9,000ft. It was moving in a south-easterly direction. It did not appear to deviate from it's course either. Does anyone have any information on what could have been going on? I know that BGR is a frequently used divert for transatlantic flights just about to head over the Atlantic, but I was unaware if UAL was using any DC-10's on transatlantic flights. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated.

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I Suppose It Could Have Been Departing

Sat Sep 09, 2000 8:35 pm

Now that I think about it, it is possible that the UAL DC-10 could have just taken off from BGR. If it did, it's heading and altitude would properly corrspond. Any thoughts you may have are appreciated.

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RE: UAL DC-10 Makes Low Pass Over BGR (Bangor,ME)

Sat Sep 09, 2000 8:41 pm

Most likely an approach to BOS. I see low flying planes when spotting at PVD that arent landing ther, they are continuing to BOS.
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RE: UAL DC-10 Makes Low Pass Over BGR (Bangor,ME)

Sun Sep 10, 2000 2:28 am

It could be a cargo plane

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