That's a rare example of the media getting an aviation fact right; that aircraft was in fact a 707 tanker, operated by Omega Air.
I think the gray might just be fire damage, or some funny light at play. The crashed aircraft, N707AR, is white.Now, whats more intresting to me is the tail number of the aircraft that crashed. I have been looking for the Omega tail numbers and with 3 aircraft this should be easy. But all the photo's i have seen the 707 is a dark gray color. All of Omega's aircraft are white...
I know that Omega leased a aircraft that was dark grey but tuned it back over to the Israel airforce early this year. I found that tail plane on Airliners.net last night. make me scratch my head a little.
The aircraft in the forground is G-ALYP, the first of two BOAC Comets that vanished into the Mediterranean in early 1954, both were lost with all hands.
my inner aviation-fanboi goes num num num!
Haha! Not quite, I'm in a Hawk in that image. I was tasked with doing a photoshoot of the anniversary-painted 41sqn GR4 over Dover.^
You got a back seat ride in a Tornado? You are a lucky f**kin dude.
Still, I guess it helps to have a few spare Tornados lying about at work. :lol:
Ah, still pretty coolHaha! Not quite, I'm in a Hawk in that image. I was tasked with doing a photoshoot of the anniversary-painted 41sqn GR4 over Dover.