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OK, thank you. This is just the information I've found during these almost 4 years I've been trying to solve this mystery. I'm trying to explain in a clearer way (I'm sorry about my English. It's my third after Finnish and Swedish):

-about same size as 767/747

-had six propeller engines (I ment this when I wrote six engines) and six propellers

-very long wings and fuselage

-wings were directly towards the fuselage

-this plane appeared to be brand new, appeared to have resemblance to a Fokker passanger planes

-Boeing B-29 kind of a structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress

-the color was propably pretty close to the gray Finnish Air Force uses on their F-18 Hornets

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I live about 20 kilometers from Helsinki Airport or (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki_Airport

I've been googling now for a couple of years of an unknown grey plane that landed over our house in the beginning October 2009 at 4 pm local time. This happened just a few days before Hillary Clinton visited Moscow and I came in to the conclusion that this plane somehow had something to do with Mrs Clinton's visit to Russia.

The plane was un-marked, shining new, no visible windows, military gray in color and with 3 propeller engines on both wings. I saw the plane for about 15 seconds at an altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters, which is the normal altitude for approaching planes from this direction (NW). I saw it from the right hand side, underneath and from behind as it was decending towards the Helsinki Airport.

It looked very much like Fokker 50, but with much longer wings and fuselage. And it was absolutely not C-130, but much lighter looking. Even resembled U-2 but with 6 propeller engines. And I am absolutely sure it had those 6 propeller engines, because I saw 6 lines of exhaust smoke leaving the plane. I have talked with a lot of people who work at the airport and for Finnair and other companies, but nobody has seen or heard anything. Maybe it just did a flyover.

I would really appreciate if somebody would be able to solve this mystery.

This news is about Mrs Clinton’s visit to Moscow in 2009:

Not to question your vision or credibility, but any chance it could have been one of these: Airbus A400M?

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FRF:

try reading through the five pages of Chapter 3 here:

http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/fm44-80(96).pdf

and provide a thorough, organised description of what you saw. At the moment your description is all over the place, with additional bits of information tucked into your second post.

I suggest you start over with a single, comprehensive description of what you saw, using the WEFT framework at that page, and see how we go.

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C-130 isn't as fat as it looks while sitting on the ground.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2376/2189815098_9efefafccd.jpg

And I am absolutely sure it had those 6 propeller engines, because I saw 6 lines of exhaust smoke leaving the plane.

I'm betting you are seeing the exhaust of a 4 engined plane. Prop wash may disperse the exhaust to both sides of the engines. The outboard engine to outside and centre of wing, inboard engine to inside and centre. This would give you three exhaust trails per wing.

My money is once again on a C-130 if you also think you saw 6 nacelles. If not there are so many alternatives that it isn't really worth guessing at.

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FRF:

try reading through the five pages of Chapter 3 here:

http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/fm44-80(96).pdf

and provide a thorough, organised description of what you saw. At the moment your description is all over the place, with additional bits of information tucked into your second post.

I suggest you start over with a single, comprehensive description of what you saw, using the WEFT framework at that page, and see how we go.

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Thank you for the WEFT information. None of those planes look like the one I saw. It didn't look like a cargo plane at all: new, military gray, long and narrow fuselage, straight narrow wings with six propeller engines (six propellers, six engines and six exhaust trails).

My first impression was that it looked like something in between a

Fokker 50 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_50 and a

U2

but much larger.

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Thank you for the WEFT information. None of those planes look like the one I saw. It didn't look like a cargo plane at all: new, military gray, long and narrow fuselage, straight narrow wings with six propeller engines (six propellers, six engines and six exhaust trails).

My first impression was that it looked like something in between a

Fokker 50 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_50 and a

U2

but much larger.

Seems like what we have here is a true UFO, in that so far we are unable to identify it. To me, the most likely candidate is something new that the Russians have cooked up but not released to the world. The long straight wings suggests something intended to fly at very high altitudes and subsonic speeds. Use of six engines suggests that they aren't overly concerned about fuel consumption.

Be interesting to see if more reports of this start turning up...and where.

Michael

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Sorry, I can't agree with you Michael - I don't see the Russians creating some new mystery plane and flying it into O'Hare to show it off and then disappear it again. My conclusion after following this thread is that it is simply the result of observer mis-ID. Sure wouldn't be the first time that's happened.

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O'Hare??? Where did that come into it? I thought our observer was in Finland, where an overflight by a new Russian plane, whether accidental or deliberate, was quite possible.

Michael

The OP that started the thread stated he lived near O'Hare and saw what he thought was a six-engine aircraft flying from it. The subsequent posts were about other sightings. I simply rolled the sightings up into one for point of argument. If the Russians have a new plane that is so hush-hush, they are not going to jeopardize security flying over Finland with it. Chechnya, maybe, Georgia, probably, but Finland? And risk being taken down by some farmer with his grandpappy's Suomi? :D

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The OP that started the thread stated he lived near O'Hare and saw what he thought was a six-engine aircraft flying from it. The subsequent posts were about other sightings. I simply rolled the sightings up into one for point of argument. If the Russians have a new plane that is so hush-hush, they are not going to jeopardize security flying over Finland with it. Chechnya, maybe, Georgia, probably, but Finland? And risk being taken down by some farmer with his grandpappy's Suomi? :D

I should think a more serious concern would be that same farmer throwing pine cones. We know (or at least have been told often enough) how destructive those can be.

:D

Michael

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