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KLM 747 Involved In The Tenerife Tragedy  
User currently offlineMikey From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 193 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

I want to know the KLM 747 involved in the Tenerife Tragedy was painted in the new (skyblue fuselage top) or the old livery (Mississipi scheme).

Mike


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User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Blue

User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1366 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I think it was the current one as it was a -200B model

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineFINAL APPROACH From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Mike,

If I recall the KLM 747 that was involved in the Tenerife accident was painted in the old livery scheme. Have you read anything about this accident?


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

The aircraft in question was actually still in the old "white top" scheme when the accident happened.

'949


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10644 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

I can also confirm that KLM B747 "Rijn" was painted in the old livery with the white top and the two-tone blue cheatline when it crashed into the Pan Am jet at Tenerife.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

The KLM plane was a -206B, Rhine River (Rijn), PH-BUF.
The other aircraft involved was Pan Am's Clipper Victor, N736PA:

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User currently offlineTripl7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Wasn't the PA Jumbo the first to fly commercially from JFK to LHR?

User currently offlineSn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Yep. Clipper Victor was the first PA 747 to fly from JFK to LHR. They wanted to operate the flight with 747 Clipper America, but it had some maintenence problems, so they hastily applied Clipper America titles over Clipper Victor just for the roundtrip, and when it returned to JFK, the Clipper America titles were removed.

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