kl911
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UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:41 pm

Hi guys,

Around 17:30 a white A340 flew low over my house, departing BUD. It was all white, kind of Blue/gry tail, and just before the tail there was a band on the fuselage, couldnt identify the colour due to the sun.

What could it have been? First thought was an Airbus testflight, or a Finnair A340. It departed towards the north.

The only 4 holer we get here regularly is the Cargolux 747, but it didnt look at all like a 747.

Anyone?

KL911
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:07 pm

Just found it in the history of flightradar24.com :


Airline: World Airways

Aircraft: Boeing 747-412BDSF (B744)

Reg: N742WA

Radar: LHBP



Any idea what it was doing at BUD? I never saw anything other then a Cargolux 747 here.
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:06 am

N742WA is flying on behalf of Cargolux at the moment. We see it in HKG often.
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:21 am

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 2):
N742WA is flying on behalf of Cargolux at the moment. We see it in HKG often.

Thanks, that explains it. I hope to see it again soon.
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:07 am

Quoting kl911 (Thread starter):
Around 17:30 a white A340 flew low over my house
Quoting kl911 (Reply 1):
Airline: World Airways

Aircraft: Boeing 747-412BDSF (B744)

Reg: N742WA

Come on, you can do better. 

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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:51 am

Quoting kl911 (Reply 3):
Thanks, that explains it. I hope to see it again soon.

Its in BUD 4 days a week. It will be there again tomorrow afternoon.
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:53 am

Quoting pspfan (Reply 4):
Come on, you can do better.

Lol, I had the sun right in my face.  
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:54 am

Quoting pspfan (Reply 4):
Its in BUD 4 days a week. It will be there again tomorrow afternoon.

I know cargolux is, but World every time is new to me.
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:50 pm

Quoting kl911 (Reply 7):
I know cargolux is, but World every time is new to me.

World has been coming through BUD for Cargolux since September of 2010, 4 times per week. This schedule will change starting Wednesday of this week for a little over a month.
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:23 pm

I got the word that either the Prime Minister or Emir of Kuwait were on a visit to Budapest. I wonder if the white A340 might be a leased aircraft transporting these Kuwaiti VVIPs?

    
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
 
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RE: UFO A340 Out Of BUD Today. Pls Identify.

Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:08 pm

From the desciption I'd say perhaps Thai?
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