03 January 2010
Garuda Indonesia A330-243
A rare visitor arrived this morning from Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia's C-GITS (c/n 271) arrived as flight TSC1004 from Sultan Hasanuddin International (WAAA). This aircraft is being leased from Air Transat. If you look closely, the tail has been painted over, while the winglets retain the star from Air Transat's livery.
Some of you might recall this aircraft's registration. On August 21 2001, C-GITS departed Toronto bound for Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém in Portugal While enroute, this aircraft ran out of fuel and had to make a dead stick landing at Terceira-Lajes AFB. Miraculously, none of the 306 people were lost in this incident. (Full Report)