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Video Of Ill-Fated TWA Boeing 747-131 (N93119)  
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 883 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 18755 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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm-q9BEWMGU

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User currently onlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1642 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 18120 times:

Wow, she looks great in that video. Thanks for uploading and sharing.

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 17776 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!



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User currently offlinemattdell From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 16376 times:

Quoting 4holer (Reply 2):
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.

I was thinking the same thing. Is that a normal rotation?


User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 16201 times:
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Stunning video. I love the sound of those Pratts  


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User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14617 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.

Thanks,

James


User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 883 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 14031 times:

Thanks for all the replies!

TrnsWrld, I upload TWA vids whenever I get a good shot of them. I'm going to upload a plane spotting video later today taken at PHX in or around 1992 featuring a pair of TWA MD-80's and 727's.


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 13058 times:

Hey Ryan.

I just posted that video on my Facebook account to share with everyone in my friends list, as well as thew CV880 vid.....

Cheers, Access-Air (Gary C. Orlando)



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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12836 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.

[Edited 2010-10-04 14:26:32]

User currently offlineAirCalSNA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12330 times:

Wow ... just wow! Thanks so much for this and all of your wonderful videos!

User currently offlineLufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11319 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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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11183 times:

Quoting mattdell (Reply 3):
I was thinking the same thing. Is that a normal rotation?

I was just saying to myself, isn't that the end of the runway at LAX? I'm used to seeing 737s and 757s rocket off that runway.



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User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10014 times:

Almost brings a tear to my eye....Was this bird on her way to JFK?

User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9991 times:

Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 10):
whether the mod had been installed by the time of the crash?


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!   


User currently offlineIdlewild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9920 times:
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Quoting 4holer (Reply 2):
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.

We called that a "Pop-A-Wheelie", back in the day when we did the same thing on our 70's era, banana seat, chopper bicycle. With a throttle on the top bar, of course.

I remember my mom waking me up when she saw the TWA 800 tragedy on the news. Next to 9/11, it had to be one of the more surreal events I ever saw. Beautiful video.


User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9142 times:

So many trees and not many buildings...was the LAX area really that undeveloped in 1991?

User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7881 times:

On a related note, are any ex-TWA F/A still around with AA?

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