crazyro
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Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Anyone know what's the story here?

(sorry for the crappy iPhone pic; all I had on me; just happened to drive by).

http://twitpic.com/a52p6v
 
FlyPeoria
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RE: Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:45 pm

Quoting crazyro (Thread starter):

Not sure. The most recent 747 to arrive Birmingham, AL seems to have been a China Cargo Airlines plane late afternoon on July 3. Looks like it diverted to BHM enroute to ATL. Maybe this Great Wall Airlines jet was operating for China Cargo Airlines?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CKK233
 
crazyro
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RE: Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:51 pm

Hmm. Very possible, as it was parked on the cargo side, by FedEx and UPS.
 
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RE: Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:52 pm

Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
Maybe this Great Wall Airlines jet was operating for China Cargo Airlines?

Great Wall Airlines=China Cargo Airlines, IJ was merged into CK last year and there are still some 747's left flying in the old IJ colors.  
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rfields5421
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RE: Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:55 pm

Quoting FlyPeoria (Reply 1):
Maybe this Great Wall Airlines jet was operating for China Cargo Airlines?

Great Wall is "merged with" China Cargo Airlines, as is Shanghai Cargo Airlines.

This occurred in the first half of 2011.
 
bhmdiversion
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RE: Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:14 pm

This was a WX diversion into BHM from ATL. Gas and Go stop.
 
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RE: Great Wall Airlines 747 In Birmingham, AL?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:01 pm

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 5):
This was a WX diversion into BHM from ATL. Gas and Go stop.

That's a long layover for a gas and go if it's still there today! And it is...

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