B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 891 posts, RR: 5 Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20500 times:
My friend Craig Pilkington is an aviation enthusiast who has taped about 20 years of classic airliners, mainly from SoCal airports. I sift through his collection (300+ VHS tapes) and post videos that I find interesting or relevant on YouTube. A couple of days ago I was going through a tape recorded in 1991 or so at LAX that shows N93119 taxiing by after landing and then departing hours later. Since there is only photos and no video on the web that I've found of that particular aircraft I thought I should upload and share it.
This is in memory of the 212 passengers and 18 crew onboard TWA 800.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3107 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 19521 times:
Cool to see her. I'm surprised by how long the nosewheel was off the ground prior to takeoff. I guess the early 100s always seemed stuck to the ground.
On a separate note, I spent some time last night watching your Mojave CV880 takeoff video (trying to figure out which runway/direction on that takeoff using Google satellite) and I can't see the last 2 minutes of that video enough!
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 16362 times:
WOW that things a beast!!! That takeoff was amazing how they eased that nosegear up so slowly like that. Would love to see any other TWA videos he may have.
RIP to all that were aboard that airplane on that horrible day in aviation.
Pretty incredible that N93119 is technically in a hanger right now, although in a condition no one could have ever pictured it in.
747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 14581 times:
Nice to actually see a video of this particular aircraft in action. And of course you can't beat the trademark takeoff-power growl of the Pratt & Whitney JT9D's! Sadly that sound is becoming more & more rare.
Lufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13064 times:
And people on this forum complain about the A340 not wanting to get off the ground .
Interesting to see the plane in such good shape. Just a quick question for those "in the know". Looking at the upper deck, it looks as though TWA did not install the modification offered by Boeing to put extra windows in. Does anyone know whether the mod had been installed by the time of the crash? Or was it still the same as seen in this video?
Thanks for the answers
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Yes, it was...
Great to see N93119, let alone video of any TWA747. Next week I will be chopping up one of the last existing TWA 747/131 rudders and flaps that I aware still exist. Will be a shame to do but land owner wants it gone!