Southern California Aircraft Spotting (Featuring Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX), Gulfstream News, plus Domestic and International Airline News
Friday, May 28, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Gulfstream G500 (c/n 72033) N710FT ex N533GD
(Photos by Michael Carter / Aero Pacific Images)
Operated by Sunset Aviation arrives at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) as "TWY710" from Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW/KAFW) on an absolutely gorgeous evening here in SoCal May 19, 2021.
****It felt so good to capture this lovely bird as I have been going through complete Gulfstream withdrawal since the completion center closed here at Long Beach Airport.****
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Mexicana Boeing 727-2Q4(ADV) (22424/1683) XA-MEQ "Ciudad del Carmen"
Sunday, May 9, 2021
United Airlines Boeing 747-422 (26877/944) N188UA
On final to Rwy 25L at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) on March 15, 1997.
Following her years of service with United Airlines she found her way to Corsair as F-WSEA on December 1, 2004 later re-registered as F-HSEA on July 13, 2005.
She was WFU and STD at (GBA/EGBP) on June 12, 2020.
First Flight: October 23, 1992.
Delivered to United Airlines on December 4, 1992.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Korean Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F) (48409/490) HL7373
(Kodachrome K64 Slide)
Taxies to Rwy 25L for a morning departure at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) on November 10, 1998.
Delivered to Korean Air Lines on March 24, 1992.
Transferred to Korean Air Lines Cargo then converted to freighter and re-delivered on March 1, 1996 as an MD-11(F).
On May 25, 1996 the aircraft experienced at tail strike while landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) resulting in major damage which took 63 days to repair.
On April 15, 1999 operating as "KAL6316" Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA/ZSSS) - Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI) this lovely lady crashed shortly after take-off due to loss of control of the aircraft resulting in the complete destruction of the aircraft along with the loss off all three crew members and four people on the ground.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Stephenson Air Services G500 (c/n 72040) N500XX
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