Hope everyone is enjoying their memorial day weekend!
On Friday I got a FlightAware alert that a triple seven was inbound to Charlotte--it eventually did make itself here, flying PHF (Williamsburg, VA)-GSO (Greensboro, NC)-CLT. The PHF-GSO sector took almost 8 hours. No clue what she was doing. Here's the link if you're interested: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N702BA .
Right as we arrived at 36R (the hardest of all runways to spot, but it handles Northbound ops from the east), this was taking off:
She's there for flights out of the museum--I'm assuming it had pax in it!
We then moved the car so we could get a non fence blocked shot of the 777. We parked near some one story building and walked to some grass. A CRJ2 flew over, and then this monster:
No idea what she was doing here. The 1L door was open the whole time she was on the ramp and there was a U haul truck and a lot of police near it.
We headed back to the old terminal (where the first shot was taken) to see what else was happening--apparently a lot.
Then, as we were about to leave, we heard a call about an emergency on LiveATC. My dad thought it was a sick passenger or something, but we decided to hang around for a little. Suddenly, fire trucks started roaring from everywhere. Behind us, on the field, to the left, to the right. We eventually found out the accident was on 36C, so we drove there.
The B-24 doing flights for the museum had trouble with the front landing gear and skidded until the nose was in the runway. She sat there for a few hours before crews got her uprighted. There wasn't a lot of damage, so I'm hoping she gets back in the air.
It's 12:20 am as I type this so sorry for the typos...lol.
Thanks for viewing!