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Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:33 am

This thread us committed to showing everyone some bad tail numbers out there.
I'll start.
Today at IAH, I saw a UA 763 with tail number N666UA.

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:47 am

On the same note, N666US

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:48 am

N666US
N666DA
N666A
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:57 am

In Switzerland, all regs have HB-XXX where XXX are letters. Non-motorized aircraft and motor gliders have HB-YYYY, where YYYY are numbers.

So:

HB-1666 is a Pégase 101 glider, built in 1982, belonging to the Gruyère gliding club.


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:02 am

A Corsair 747-400 had the reg of F-HSEX.

First thing that comes to mind.  
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:04 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
UA 763 with tail number N666UA.

I've flown on that very plane, and it's even had a part in a trip report of mine. I will go on record as saying it was one of the best flights I've ever had.   
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:07 am

Singapore Airlines has a couple of A330s:

9V-STD
9V-STI
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:20 am

Quoting WTXJET (Reply 7):
How about LV-CUM?

Canadian Pacific Air Lines' two Comet 1s were CF-CUM and CF-CUN. The first one delivered (CF-CUN) crashed on takeoff from KHI on it's delivery flight March 3, 1953, killing all 11 persons on board.

CF-CUM was never delivered and went to the British government for research purposes and was scrapped a couple of years later.
 
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:22 am

N911UA, a Boeing 737-522.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:26 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
N666UA

I have flown on this aircraft a few times - in the days when there were wide-body flights between IAD and LAX, SFO, DEN, ORD. It was the sUA domestic configuration - someone on Flyertalk came up with the term "ghetto 767s" to describe these aircraft. The memory that gets triggered when I see the registration is that this very aircraft once suffered a brief dual-IFSD on a flight from Hawaii to the mainland. They were able to restart both engines and return safely to Hawaii.

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:30 am

Quoting ek241yyz (Reply 5):
A Corsair 747-400 had the reg of F-HSEX.

First thing that comes to mind.  

I think that one was intentional though.

I've always wanted to catch British Airways' G-YMMV - those letters are sometimes used as an acronym for the phrase "your mileage may vary."
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:32 am

One would think that N757AA would be a Boeing 757 registered to American Airlines. But no, it is not. That reg belongs to a C152 at my alma mater, Farmingdale State College based at FRG LOL   

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:33 am



The worst part is that it is owned by F-Air
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:45 am

Quoting tylersmithsjc (Reply 14):
The worst part is that it is owned by F-Air

I've always liked the WS 737-700 registered C-FWAD, an abbreviation for something that isn't very polite.


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:51 am

Quoting ek241yyz (Reply 5):
A Corsair 747-400 had the reg of F-HSEX.

First thing that comes to mind.
Quoting ek241yyz (Reply 5):
A Corsair 747-400 had the reg of F-HSEX.

First thing that comes to mind.

Well TAESA had regs XA- T Y T and XA- A S S


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Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:56 am

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:04 am

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 2):
N666DA

There is no N666DA according to the FAA N-number database. I presume you mean N666DN.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:08 am

My own photo of D-FKME:




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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:14 am

There was an aircraft that was registered g-spot.
There is a Dornier push-pull registered D-ICKS. http://aviationhumor.net/aircraft-registration-fail/#

Funny Aircraft Reg's (by Rossbaku Dec 4 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Some from that thread

G-POOP
D-ANKE
XA/LN-ASS
G-Btch
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:22 am

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:25 am

And there was this business jet that once went swimming - in Atlantic City, I believe.

OY-JET was written off. The replacement jet has the reg OY-WET...


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:36 am

Quoting ek241yyz (Reply 5):
A Corsair 747-400 had the reg of F-HSEX.

That's not unfortunate. I think they had registrations ending in SUN and SEA too.
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:41 am

There was a pk-RIP

UR-GAI was an unfortunate jet for homophobes to be on.
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:48 am

Former BA A320 was registered G-BUSH. That has always made me chuckle.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:14 am

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 25):
UR-GAI was an unfortunate jet for homophobes to be on.

Not an airliner, but...


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The photographer's "Remark" on this photograph mentions what this aircraft was re-registered as.
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:48 am

When CO was acquiring 735s in the last century, regs where Nxx601-668..... However the last three were 665, 667, 668
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:05 pm

From our fleet, these ones make me chuckle

EI-DYK

EI-EVL

EI-DAD

EI-FEC

EI-ENT

The G-OOXX regs of BY make me lol aswell, they just look funny

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A306 A313 A319 A320 A321 A333 A346 A359 ATR42 ATR72 B734 B737 B738 B744 B772 B789 C152 MD80 RJ85 S340
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:19 pm

Some registration letter combinations could be innocent in some languages but in other languages could be something offensive, insensitive, acronyms used in substitute for offensive phrases.
I wonder if the USA government has rules on registrations letter and/or number combinations, as done with car license plates, to keep out offensive or inappropriate ones.
 
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:27 pm

G-DIMb, ex-Airtours, MyTravel, Monarch 767-300,.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:01 pm

Rather unfortunately (IMO), Thomson chose to skip G-TAWT in their sequence of regs. Easily misread, I'm sure, for all those happy holidaymakers  
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:02 pm

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 2):
N666US
N666DA
N666A

Tack on the 757 N666DL too. I was even lucky enough to fly it last year.
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:14 pm

I don't think it is that unfortunate...but some do.

BA had, IIRC, an A320 reg'd G-BUSH  
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:06 pm

I seem to recall an SE-FUK once upon a time. Wonder if it's still out there ?
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:16 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 33):
SX-DIE !!

There's also 9A-DIE (a Piper Cherokee 235). And a 9A-DOG (which is worth a good chuckle since it's a quite sprightly Interavia I-3 aerobatic single). 9A-UCH is also unintentionally ominous .

However, the German register is particularly prone to unfortunate combinations. I present to you... D-EATH:


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There also is/were D-EBIL (Piper Cherokee) and D-IEEE (Cessna 421). Several internet lists also point to the existence of D-EMON, an aircraft particularly named for irony in being a Diamond Katana twoseater . An oldie, but a goodie, is also D-OORK, a Fw-58 from the late 30s.

EDIT: we also had an Antonov An-2 9A-BAD - particularly apt since it was destroyed by being flipped over onto its back during gale-force winds!


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:32 pm

I always thought these two were funny.


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How about that one? N427US

427 was the flight number of one of their 737s that crashed in PIT 20 years ago.
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:56 pm

Bit of related trivia, Thomson have been giving their new 737-800 deliveries G-TAW* regs. Apparently an internal memo announced that they were skipping G-TAWT for obvious reasons!
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:33 pm

Not sure if they're really unfortunate but Canada has 3 BUM's and 1 TIT in the Civil Aircraft Registry - none of them airliners.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:33 pm

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 31):

Indeed. The following one isn't necessarily an official abbreviation in the Portuguese language, but because of texting and internet chatting, this particular letter combinations became quite known:

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...which in English translates to:

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It's the same thing with "CRL". Every time I see the IATA code for Charleroi, or the Corsair ICAO code, the naughty bit in the back of my mind giggles.

And I see Swedline are out of business now, otherwise this Saab would've been bang out of order if they ever performed a flight to the Netherlands:

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:46 pm

Immeadiatly I remember a unfotunate crash in Zell am See on the 28th Aug. 2011.
A mid air collision between a Dimona and a Cessna prior landing with three fatalities.
The callsign of the Dimona was : D-KILL No Joke. Google it.
 
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:49 pm

Very unfortunate, I think: SX-DIE on a 747-200 of Hellenic Imperial. Later re-registered to SX-TIE.


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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:52 pm

Always wanted to see this one...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/egcb_egcc/4678684020

Would have been amusing to see the above next to the one below...

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1027301/

Presume this could have been result...

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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:55 pm

Some of these are absolutely phenomenal.

Thanks to the endless amount of knowledge of A.netters, I can have a good laugh on a Sunday afternoon like this.

Not a registration, but I did want to add the apocryphal story of Sioux City, which bears the IATA code SUX. When they petitioned the FAA for a replacement code because of the connotation, apparently the FAA offered back GAY as an alternative. They stuck with SUX and started marketing it since people began to accept it. I have a FLY SUX t-shirt that I tend to wear when I fly because of that. lol
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RE: Unfortunate Reg. Thread

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:57 pm

Quoting TripleDelta (Reply 39):
I present to you... D-EATH:

I think we have a winner....
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