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    Senior Member Idlewild's Avatar
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    Smile Air Koryo YYZ?

    So Flight Radar alerted me to an Air Koryo about to take off from Toronto; Glitch? Or, is there a spotter lucky enough to get a pic and give some info?

    PS How do I upload a screen shot from my iPadAir2?
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    I believe they are former Air Koryo aircraft that have been acquired by Cubana. The FR24 database hasn't been updated quite yet.

    (Update from a friend at FR24, apparently it's Cubana's plane but they've been using the wrong transponder code for years.)

    As for photos, they have to be hosted elsewhere (like on Flickr for example) and embedded from there.
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    Does it say what type of aircraft?

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    Good eyes,

    I have seen this for a long time now.
    The affected T204s still retain the North Korean hex codes. No one in maintenance has bothered to update the plane's hexcode before (or after) they went to CUB. The hex codes need to be changed so they reflect Cuba's hex database.

    Example from Raw data- probably the one you saw:
    This one still transmitting North Korean Hex still
    7277A8 P-632 CUB9180 43.48581 -80.10553 6925' 98.5 255.8kts 18:01:29UTC 6 ?? T204 MUHA-CYYZ 1003 0 00 00

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    If it's indeed P-632, then here is a picture of it at Sunan International Airport (FNJ) commencing its taking off run. It's being sold to Cubana?


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    Jiasong, That has to be the one there. Do you know when that shot was taken? Senga

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    Cool

    Senga: I took that picture on Sept. 14, 2014 during the aviation tour of DPRK.

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    I did a little search and found as late as Feb 2016, P-632 was still part of the Air Koryo fleet. Here is a picture from planespotters.net --

    https://www.planespotters.net/photo/...lev-tu-204-300

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    Ok that sounds about right then. I have tracked a few others that has not had the hex changed as well. Maybe it just takes CUB a bit longer to do that part.

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