Al From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 893 times:
That ElAl mercy mission flight from
Ethiopa (?) [or some other African
country] that took off with 1,060+
but landed with one extra due to a birth
Had to rip out all galleys, lavs etc to
cram them in all in, from memory.
Boeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 893 times:
Al is right, in 1991 ELAL flew Ethiopian Jews out of their country to Israel, which became a mass migration of almost 16,000 people within two days. On one of the trips, ELAL took all the seats out of one of their B747 and crammed 1,065 people into the aircraft (one baby was born on board before take-off).