GiantJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2128 times:
In the movie Airport 1975, the name of the airline was Columbia Airlines and operated a 747 on that troubled flight. Now I know that is not a real airline, but do you know where I can get hold of a picture of that aircraft?
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
The airplane featured was an American Airlines 747-123; the red, white, and blue cheatlines give it away. I am not sure where the "Columbia" name came from, as the picture was released by Universal. The aircraft featured was the sold by the airline and converted to a freighter.
The Trans Global Airways 707 featured in the original Airport was a -349C originally delivered to Flying Tigers (the same airplane played both the roles of the jet involved in the in-flight explosion and the jet stuck in the snow and blocking the runway). That airplane passed through many hands before ending up flying cargo for TransBrasil, in whose hands it crashed in 1989.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery