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A Testament To The B727  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7335 times:

'In 1972, during an attempted coup d' tat, jets from the Royal Moroccan Air Force fired upon the Boeing 727 of King Hassan II of Morocco while he was traveling to Rabat. After the aircraft survived the attack, the king awarded the plane a medal of honor.'


How many airliners have survived an attack by jet fighters ?


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User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

Fired upon the 727? sounds to me more like a "shot over the bow" (ie: warning fire)!?!? Although details lack, it seems that the fighters were not forcing their might on the passenger jet.


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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1597 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6890 times:

I wonder what kind of evasive maneuvers they did? Man, this thing flies so nimble, I bet it could do some interesting stuff!


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User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3076 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6794 times:

Quoting United727 (Reply 1):
Fired upon the 727? sounds to me more like a "shot over the bow" (ie: warning fire)!?!? Although details lack, it seems that the fighters were not forcing their might on the passenger jet.

No, I saw the details of this in a book. The airplane was hit multiple times with fire from the fighters and severely damaged. It managed to limp to the ground.

The FAA's 727 had a mid-air with a light plane that tore off one side of the horizontal stabilizer and it managed to make it back to OKC.

Slightly off-topic, there have been two 707s that have continued to fly and land with 25-30 feet of one of its wings, and the outboard engine, completely ripped off the plane.

Those airplanes were incredibly solidly built.


User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1097 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6669 times:

Don't forget the Alitalia DC-8 hit with an air-to-air missile which managed to get back on the ground in 1970. And also acknolwdge there is an large element of luck surviving such an encounter regardless of manufacturer.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19700626-1

[Edited 2012-04-09 10:00:30]

User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6559 times:

Impressive, the 727 was a great aircraft. Sadly it had almost disappeared from skies in Germany.

Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 4):
Don't forget the Alitalia DC-8 hit with an air-to-air missile which managed to get back on the ground in 1970.

Or the DHL A300 in Bagdad



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25332 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6252 times:

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
How many airliners have survived an attack by jet fighters ?

One was KE902, the seriously off course KE 707 fired at by Soviet fighters when it strayed into Soviet airspace in 1978 en route from ORY to ANC (fuel stop en route to SEL). Made a successful forced landing onto a frozen lake with part of one wing missing. Unfortunately two passengers were killed from the missile debris. Photos in first link in opening post in this thread.
Photos Of 1978 Korean Air 707 Forced Landing (by Gyojoo Jun 6 2008 in Civil Aviation)

Unfortunately the off-course KE 747 (KE007) shot down by the Soviets 5 years later wasn't as lucky.


User currently offlinefuelfool From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

There was a DHL A300 that had its wing tip blown off with an RPG.


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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 3):
Slightly off-topic, there have been two 707s that have continued to fly and land with 25-30 feet of one of its wings, and the outboard engine, completely ripped off the plane.

Those airplanes were incredibly solidly built.

To quote Joe Patroni, "Take the wings off this and you could use it as a tank! This plane was built to withstand anything, except a bad pilot."

    



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User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5618 times:
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Quoting United727 (Reply 1):
Fired upon the 727? sounds to me more like a "shot over the bow" (ie: warning fire)!?!? Although details lack, it seems that the fighters were not forcing their might on the passenger jet.

They did directly fire on the aircraft. Legend has it that the King himself got on the radio and pretending to be a crew member, told the F-5 pilots that the cannon fire had killed the King. Only then did they cease firing.


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Quoting fuelfool (Reply 7):
There was a DHL A300 that had its wing tip blown off with an RPG.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Ba...d_DHL_attempted_shootdown_incident

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User currently offlineTbone354 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4627 times:
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I knew there was more to the 727 than a hot figure! Good for her! God bless her and Eastern.

User currently offlinebraynfeeble From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

WOW! What a great plane. They still fly over early in the morning here, Purolator & KFC freighters. Loud & awesome!


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User currently offlinecruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

The 727-200 is a beautiful bird. Visited an old friend yesterday and took these photos. Just today a beautiful all white -200 landed next to my hotel from the Houston Rockets basketball team.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk296/shipblogger/brucevisit1.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk296/shipblogger/brucevisit5.jpg

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User currently offlineatlturbine From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 158 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Let's not forget about the Hawker 800 struck by a missile. This Hawker is still in service at my local airport.

http://www.flyingmag.com/pilot-reports/jets/hawker-900xp?page=0,0

"This airplane was designed to have an airframe that would never fail, and none has. It is approved for unpaved runways, even sod -- something very rare for a jet -- and Hawkers have survived both a ground-launched missile strike over Africa and a collision with a glider over the western United States. The crews of both airplanes landed without injury to passengers, though the captain of the Hawker that collided with the glider was injured when the glider's wing smashed into the nose of the jet."




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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Quoting fuelfool (Reply 7):
There was a DHL A300 that had its wing tip blown off with an RPG.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sDRXnr2OsA



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