The Vietnam Airlines 787-10 came back to Dulles on Wednesday for the second time ever, the first time being in May 15th. It came to deliver some cargo, but it was mainly to return stranded US citizens in Vietnam to the US, and to deliver cargo and Vietnamese Citizens back to Vietnam. The two US destinations that Vietnam Airlines flight 1 is flying to are San Francisco and Washington, DC. It is currently landing in San Francisco.
This aircraft, like the Delta A220, landed on the center runway (1C) to head off to the cargo apron for parking. I went back to the Daily 2 garage in the almost 100 degree weather to get the pictures. While I was on the roof (there was one other spotter there), a cop car came up and waited until I was done taking pics and was very friendly to me and my mom. He asked me what was so special about the aircraft and what it was doing here, and let us go on our way. We went to the same parking lot next to the cargo area where I got some pictures along the fence, also where an Omni Air 767-200 pushed back and started up the engines. A word of advice: never stand behind the 767-200 engines when they are spooling up for taxi! We ended up running into the same cop there!
Well, enough jabber, time for the pictures!
Just after touchdown with the stored UA 767s and 777s behind
The second one is the only one that can make JP. There are obstructions in many photos and I don’t believe the engine closeup works for them. The second one will need a good amount of editing to have a chance probably.