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Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 11:55 am

I don't want to plug my own shot, and I don't want to make it seems like I'm gong for chepa hits, so I'm not going to post the shot in question.

I also would have posted this in Civil Aviation, but I thought this is something that us photographers deal with, and that it might be more fun for us photogs to check this out.

But there was a plane in the background of one of my shots and I offered a prize to whoever could figure out what it is.

I got a bunch of emails in the past day since it was accepted, and everyone keeps saying that it's an AirTran 717.

Here is a closeup of the mystery plane:



It doesn't like beige, and the tail doesn't look green, so I don't think it's a 717. Not to mention the fact that it's JFK traffic.

The pic was taken on April 15th at 6:23PM, going ENE over Flushing, Queens, which is about 5 miles north of JFK, probably making its way to land there.

Also, some people imply that I know it an am making a guessing game. Nah, I wish I knew.

Any ideas?

-Phil
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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 12:03 pm

Phil -

Haven't seen them at JFK in about a year or so, but I'd take a guess at a Southeast DC-9 flying someplace else.

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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 12:03 pm

Maybe a Southeast MD-80 ?
 
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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 12:04 pm

Yeah, I saw your picture earlier and thought it looked like a Southeast DC-9 or maybe MD-80.
 
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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 12:16 pm

I thoguht it was JFK-bound because a lot fo planes go past at that height in that direction that are JFK traffic. Sorry if that was inaccurate.

Yeah, might be a Southeast DC-9.


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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 12:33 pm

My guess was southeast as well.

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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 1:18 pm

I'm just surprised that so many people think it's AirTran.

And I'd hate to say it because it sounds like it's fixed because I know him, but I'm going to assume that it's a Southeast DC-9, and that since Cicadajet was the first one to say it, he wins the prize.

He wins a beer on me at our next gathering.  Big grin

-Phil
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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 4:26 pm

Eh, I'll take a shot and say that it's an Allegiant Air MD-80 in the new color scheme.


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RE: Mystery Plane In Background

Fri May 21, 2004 5:36 pm

Phil,

Taking a look at red1aviation's flight tracker from that afternoon, your plane was SNK322, DC9-30 service from FLL-SWF...landed around 6:27pm...I love a good challenge!

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