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Da Plane!!! #398928
01/30/11 08:08 AM
01/30/11 08:08 AM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
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Diane Campbell  Offline OP
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.

Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398932
01/30/11 08:21 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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You mean this one? I thought it was a pizza delivery.


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Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398936
01/30/11 09:07 AM
01/30/11 09:07 AM
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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.


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Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398937
01/30/11 09:10 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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Scared the $#!^ out of me. Felt like it was coming right through the trees.


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Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398942
01/30/11 09:41 AM
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Thats a lot of coke.

Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Phil] #398945
01/30/11 09:48 AM
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C-130-E, built by Lockheed


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Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398947
01/30/11 09:51 AM
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I guess there could be Fanta too..........

Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398953
01/30/11 10:04 AM
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San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
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Elbert, can I steal this pic for my blog? I'll give you credit, of course.

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Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398954
01/30/11 10:06 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
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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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Re: Da Plane!!! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398955
01/30/11 10:08 AM
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I don't think the Belizean Army has a plane other than a cesna.


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