Shany From Germany, joined Jul 2008, 110 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
Does anybody know, what plane really served for the escape of the US citizens? They show a 743 but I guess a DC-8 at these time would have been more realistic. A310s came later, I think? Any registration number? I also guess the Iranians didn't really find out about the operation before the plane acutally left Iranian airspace?
Shany From Germany, joined Jul 2008, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
Quoting us330 (Reply 2): As you can see, the filmmakers took considerable artistic license with the story, especially near the end of the movie.
Thank you both, so we can assume it was DC-8-62 HB-IDL taking them back. I find the true plot even more dramatic than the one shown in the movie. Guess one could have created more tension with just having to wait forever in the transit hall or by the officer going away just to come back with a cup of tea and the technical issue and so on.
PMUA787 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 48 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2683 times:
Minicraft models could come out with a model of the actual Swissair DC-8 Aargau that the six flew out on out of THR like they did with the USAF 707 that flew the rest of the embassy hostages flew out on when they were released in January 1981. But the issue would be the faux SR 747-300 used in the movie.