. There is a very strange looking green aircraft behind the SAA B744 to the left. It has the tail of a trijet will the front of a B747. It's probably some mock-up but what for? Emergency evacuation trials? Any info and photos are appreciated
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8198 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
We've discussed this here before. Some of you guys seem to be labouring under the illusion that it's just a fire trainer. Actually it's a DC747, a DC10 with a bubble at the front. As you can tell by the livery, it was only ordered by one airline, Braniff. This is the only example left in the world of this rare and little-documented chapter in commercial aviation.
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Unique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2895 times:
EGGD, no evacuation exercises with people other than fire fighters! You might be astonished but inside this DC-8, there is absolutely no smell of smoke or anything like it! I didn't sit on the seats though...
LHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2871 times:
Indeed I have seen this on 'Airport' as well as for real, they can set fires in certain places, like the one engine or inside the aircraft, they sometimes put dummies in there, which the firemen have to find an rescue, and also put out the fire!
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