Critter From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 267 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
This has got to be one of the most amazing stories that I have ever read! In 1975 a World Airways Boeing 727 made a flight with over 300 souls on board while being shot at and hit with hand grenades. check out this story from World's home page history section. http://worldair.bitwrench.com/magazine/worldhistory.htm
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2234 times:
Hey Critter. I flew that airplane 2 days ago. It belongs to Express.net. The doubling patches are visible on the wings and fuselage where the shrapnel tore through.
I have seen the footage shot aboard the airplane as it rolled out of the ramp and down the taxiway on it's way out of Ho Chi Mihn City.
The most memorable shot is from the top of the aft stairway you could see dozens of people running after the moving airplane trying to get aboard before departure. The aft airstairs were left down until immediately before departure to bring people onboard.
I never fail to think of the amazing past this aircraft has everytime I fly it.