Boeing 747 Makes Surprise Appearance at Dublin Airport

Boeing 747 Makes Surprise Appearance at Dublin Airport
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In a rare moment for the local community and enthusiasts, a KLM Cargo Boeing 747 Freighter made a surprise appearance at Dublin Airport.

It may not have been a surprise for the enthusiasts, but is quite rare for the aircraft to rock up at the Irish airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

KLM Cargo MP6122 – Miami-Dublin-Amsterdam…

Boeing 747 Makes Surprise Appearance at Dublin Airport
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Boeing 747 Makes Surprise Appearance at Dublin Airport
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KLM Cargo flight MP6122 is normally a routine scheduled flight between Miami and Amsterdam.

It was revealed that the aircraft made a planned stop into Dublin Airport today, and was not diversionary.

The flight was operated by PH-CKA.

As per data from, PH-CKA is a 21.1 year old Boeing 747-400 Freighter that started out with KLM back in March 2003.

Nowadays, Martinair operates the aircraft for the cargo division of the Dutch carrier.

Of the 747-400F, the airline has three of them in the fleet, of which all are in active service.

Furthermore, average fleet age for the three aircraft stands at 20.8 years.

MP6122, the Boeing 747, departed Miami at 0500 local time this morning and proceeded eastbound to Dublin Airport.

It landed into Dublin after seven hours and 26 minutes of flight.

At the time of publication, MP6122 has since departed the Irish airport and has continued on to Amsterdam.

Unclear What The Reason for Coming Is…

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It is unclear what the reason for coming into Dublin was for the KLM Boeing 747 from Miami.

What we do know is that the aircraft was on the ground for a few hours, so it may have dropped off some cargo enroute.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to the reasoning for this flight, we will update you accordingly.

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