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Old Jun 18, 2006, 8:27 PM   #1
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I was sitting outside when I heard an aircraft flying low and fast. I grabbed my camera and snapped this just as it flew over my head at about 500 metres. I only had time for two quick shots before it was out of sight.

I've never seen this odd-looking plane before. It had no visible markings of any kind, which means it isn't registered as a civil aircraft in Canada. Does anyone know anything about it?
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 12:25 AM   #2
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I'm rather new here and I'm just getting around to looking at a lot of the posted photos.

The plane is a Beechcraft 1900D commuter plane. Canadian civil aircraft are not required to display registrations on the lower wing. The lower wing markings are optional and are common on airliners but they aren't required. The registration would have appeared on the sides of the aircraft...not likely visible from your angle.
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 12:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for solving that little mystery for me, Brent. You're probably right about the registration markings, but most civil aircraft do carry visible markings of some kind, at least in my very limited experience. That is one strange looking airplane, isn't it?
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I can see the registration in your picture. It's located in accordance with the air reg "i" which I cut-and-pasted. It's on the side of the fuselage between the wing and tail. I can see the characters "C-****" although they aren't clear enough to read.

The 1900D has a very tall cabin which apparently caused some yaw problems so they stuck all of that crap on the tail for directional stability. It looks goofy.



(i) on each side of the fuselage or an alternative structure in the area between the wing and the tail surface,

(h) the display of marks on the bottom surface of the wings is optional,


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