LGW
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Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 6:26 am

I was in an exam today and I saw a plane go over. Being the aviation lover that I am I stopped my work to look to the skies! I saw what I think was either a 757 or an A300, I didnt see much off it so I cant be sure. Now the airline is the main thing I would like your help on. From what I saw it was basically all white, an airline name written on the forward fusalage in the style of Sri Lankan (I thought it was one of their A330's at first) but the tail had what looked like orange or red on.

Any help you can give or any questions you have please dont hesitate to comment.

P.S The aircraft was either going in or out of London Gatwick

Kind Regards

Ben Pritchard
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:48 am

Canada 3000 757??? That is my best guess.
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 8:03 am

Sounds like it could be Emirates, with the new bigger titles....


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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:00 am

Could've been the Royal Nepal 757 that operates occasionally into LGW.

Dunno though, could've been any of the other's that have been suggested.
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:02 am

Could well have been a Royal Nepal 757 that operate into LGW occasionally.

Obviously you'll never know for sure though! Could be either of the other suggestions.
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:11 am

It could Have Been an MEA A300 / A310 from Beirut.... thats my guess...
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:14 am

Sorry, didn't mean to post twice, my computer is an arse!
 
LGW
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Cheers

Tue Mar 20, 2001 6:19 pm

Thanks 4 all ya help, I think it may have been an EK 300/310 OR royal nepal
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:55 pm

Please note that Emirates only operate the A330 from Gatwick, so it couldn't have been the A300.
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 8:12 pm

I sometimes have trouble identifying aircraft but I struggle to conceptualise how you cannot tell a 757 or an A300 apart. One is narrow body the other widebody for a start!!

I could understand a confusion between 767 and A300 but 757??? They are so distinct!
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identify This Airline & Aircraft

Tue Mar 20, 2001 8:55 pm

Ben,

Give us a clue what time it was!

If it was the Emirates flight then that landed around 06.10 and departed around 11.05 and was A6-EAD

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Paul
 
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Paul

Tue Mar 20, 2001 11:38 pm

Paul,
Youve got it, it would have been just after 11, so it would have been the EK 330.cheers for ya help.

Regards

P.S Message to Aussie_ I was in an exam so I only got a quick glance so dont mock me I asked for help and got in the form of everyone but you.


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