Killing time on the computer, I came across an accident report regarding a hard landing by Boeing 767 G-OOBK
. The very first thing that jumped out at me when I opened the link was the aircraft type: 767-324
I've been aware of the Boeing customer codes since I was very young. For instance 7x7-x47 was Western Airlines; -x22 was United Airlines, and -x24
I'm very familiar with the Continental Airlines fleet, and I've been intimately familiar with the Continental 757 and 767 aircraft since May 2005. I know Continental operates 757-224, 757-324, 757-33N, 767-224, and 767-424. However, I have never seen a 767-324.
The only thing I can figure out is that the 767-324's were spec'd out by Continental but never delivered for some reason. I find this puzzling, given the fact that (a) CAL management always said they were short of widebodies and (b) they seem very enthusiastic about the UAL 767-300's.
Can anybody shed some light on the subject?