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#398928 - 01/30/11 02:08 PM Da Plane!!!
Diane Campbell Offline
Does anybody have info on the huge plane that did a fly-by yesterday afternoon?
It was black, a prop-plane, probably a military-type transport carrier. Flew out over the reef, made a steep bank and flew MAYBE 50 feet above the palm trees - I thought perhaps we were about to see a crash-landing, but it leveled out very low and headed south over the sea. It was HUGE.

#398932 - 01/30/11 02:21 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
elbert Offline

You mean this one? I thought it was a pizza delivery.
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#398936 - 01/30/11 03:07 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
denjy Offline
Yes, it was olive-drab and skimming along the shoreline over the water north of the bridge coming from the south. The large side door was opened but did not see anyone inside. I saw it heading north and within a few minutes returned south so couldn't have gotten much farther north than the Mata Chica area. It was at about 100 feet, would have easily snagged a kite surfers sail.

#398937 - 01/30/11 03:10 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
ScubaLdy Offline
Scared the $#!^ out of me. Felt like it was coming right through the trees.
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#398942 - 01/30/11 03:41 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
Phil Offline
Thats a lot of coke.

#398945 - 01/30/11 03:48 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Phil]
Ernie B Offline
C-130-E, built by Lockheed
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#398947 - 01/30/11 03:51 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
Phil Offline
I guess there could be Fanta too..........

#398953 - 01/30/11 04:04 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
chunkyruth Offline
Elbert, can I steal this pic for my blog? I'll give you credit, of course.

Edited by chunkyruth (01/30/11 04:05 PM)
Edit Reason: added sentence

#398954 - 01/30/11 04:06 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
KaraokeJoe Offline
Does the Belizean Army have Paratroopers? Looks like an Airborne Op (or maybe a supply drop?) They can fly extremely low and slow, making them great for jumps and cargo delivery. They can also take off/land with an extremely short runway. And yes, they look even bigger when only a couple of hundred feet above you!
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#398955 - 01/30/11 04:08 PM Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell]
elbert Offline
I don't think the Belizean Army has a plane other than a cesna.
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