bmcws From UK - England, joined Jun 2013, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
I'm not sure where to post this but thought people on this forum would be the most knowledgeable!
I was watching a BBC news video clip about a stowaway who fell out of an aircraft a few days ago. The reporter demonstrated how he was able to climb up into the landing gear and hide. Tragically, it did not end well for the stowaway.
The aircraft that was used in the demonstration wasn't one I recognise: I only have a passing interest in aircraft, so I thought I'd ask the experts!
The aeroplane resembled a 747 - it had 2 passenger decks, but not a full upper deck. However, what struck me were the engines. There were 4 engines, but two engines per nacelle (like those on a B-52). The engines appeared to be quite modern in design (not that I know about these things).
KPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 432 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3133 times:
The aircraft is 747-200 G-BDXJ. The aircraft was modified to appear as the "Skyfleet S570" aircraft in the James Bond film Casino Royale.
The aircraft is now permanently parked at Dunsfold Aerodrome and has appeared in a number of TV spots as a generic aircraft stand-in. The plane has shown up in a number of episodes of Top Gear (they film at Dunsfold) and can be seen in the background when they do segments on the Top Gear test track.