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In Which Movie Was This "British Orient 747" Used?  
User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 411 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3887 times:
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While the 80s, This AER Lingus B747 received a modofied paint and was used for a movie. Any idea about the movie title?
Thanks a lot.  




Waimanalo
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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3847 times:

Thanks for posting. never seen this movieplane. Very, very odd to choose a distinctive green Irish plane to play a British one.

User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25693 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3760 times:
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I think it was a movie called "White Nights" with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/95674/White-Nights/

The sequence of the crippled aircraft landing was pretty amazing - Aer Lingus says the plane was not damaged at all, but it sure looked like it.

mariner

[Edited 2011-05-03 02:11:28]


aeternum nauta
User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 2):

Beat me to it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/5438890229/



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User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25693 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3659 times:
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Quoting oly720man (Reply 3):
Beat me to it

LOL.

There's one internet site which says they had two aircraft, the 747 for the air to air sequences and then a 707 with a hump for the crash landing.

Anyone with more information can correct me, but I remember seeing it and I was certainly convinced it was a 747 all the time and I also remember Aer Lingus talking about it.

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Some more info here:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/3471850/


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
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If you watch the movie, during the crash scene there is a shot from the front as the "747" ploughs into the ground and you can see the 707 cockpit windows below the 747 hump.


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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3257 times:
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Thank you all for your infos.

regards DID747



Waimanalo
User currently offlineirish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 982 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Here is the 747 without the full British Orient titles etc.

Aer Lingus Boeing 747-148 EI-ASJ by Irish251, on Flickr

My recollection is that the flying sequences for the movie were shot at RAF Macrihanish in Western Scotland.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

There are some very short sequences of the crash scene in the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqUzTqdChNs

Soren   



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

They did a good job making a 707 look like a 747 for this movie.

User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
If you watch the movie, during the crash scene there is a shot from the front as the "747" ploughs into the ground and you can see the 707 cockpit windows below the 747 hump.

Also, look at the 1R door and you will see the small 707 galley door vs. the other "painted on" 747 doors.


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