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Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:50 pm

I'm watching CSI: Las Vegas, and they are on a widebody flown by "Las Vegas Air" it looks like an Airbus A300, does anyone know for sure?
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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:58 pm

Looked like a boeing 767, but when they were on the ground walking off stairs, it was a 747,,the "hump" is clearly visible
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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:14 pm

Saw it as well today. I thought it was an A300 too. didn't see the 747 shot though.
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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:28 pm

"Unfriendly Skies" aired on Spike TV, Thursday 1/20/2005. I was thinking of an L-1011, perhaps?

The CBS CSI: Las Vegas "Swap Meet" was a repeat on Thursday 1/20/2005. A lot of suggestive swingers. Not a very believable episode in my opinion. All the couples were too attractive!

I really like CSI:NY! Spike TV will begin syndicated broadcasts of CSI:NY in Fall 2005. Check out the "Show News" section of this link.


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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:33 pm

It was definately an A300/A310. If you saw the forward pax door and how it was open, then it was your typical Airbus door. Also, the cockpit windows were Airbus style.
The a/c also had an upper deck cargo door, so the a/c was probably a freighter with just the forward interior made to look like a pax a/c.
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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:34 am

well, it wasn't a 747, as the cabin was much to small.

Did you notice the scene where they were on the ground and there was a TACA Airbus at the gate, it didn't look like LAS at all, more like MIA.
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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:23 am

1) The aircraft exterior was an A310. It was definately an Airbus - unquestionably - and an exterior shot showed an overwing exit; since A300s don't have them, that answers that question. A310 it is. It also had wingtip fences, so we now know it's an A310-300.

2) The interior was a studio, and not an actual aircraft. The shots inside had 747-style center overhead bins, MD-80-style side bins, and there wasn't physically anything behind the first class section. When the shot panned while they were doing the, "crime reconstruction," it showed the typical rear lavs of older aircraft (L-1011, etc. - not a feature of A310s, anyway) but from the first class section. IE - there was no coach section, despite the fact that the show constantly mentioned the, "192 coach pax" or whatever the number was. Thus, the interior was a mock-up.

3) Aside from these flaws, the show had many, many flaws. For example:

a) if coach pax are kept on the plane, wouldn't First Class pax be kept there too? Are they entitled to special legal treatment because they're flying first class?

b) FAA rules require aircraft glass bottles to, "shatter" when smashed; these bottles cannot be used as weapons because the glass disintegrates into lots of tiny pieces when broken. That knocks out an integral part of the plot.

c) The doors on the interior mock-up were 747/777 style doors. 767 doors retract upward (a la MD-11, because both doors were made by MDC), and Airbus widebody doors are completely different. Another flaw.

Regardless, you can't expect accuracy from a TV show. Aside from the aviation oversight, it was a good episode, even if they didn't, "get the bad guys!"


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RE: Plane Used In CSI: Las Vegas?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:40 am

It's basically a little bit of everything. Why have one plane when you can combine every commercial jet in operation into the scene. LOLOL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Look like someone better tell them that you should try to have one plane type not 10 different.LOL


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