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Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?  
User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Does anyone here have statistics for which aircraft holds the record for the largest number of passengers carried?

What are the top ten?

Thanks.

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User currently offline747-400buff From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Hi Tony

I believe a 747 was used to evacuate nearly 1000 people after cyclone "Tracy" hit Darwin, (Australia) in the '70's.......SORRY I cant remember the EXACT figure but it was HUGH....

I'll Try and confirm this and get back to you as this figure seems just TOO many people, even to me......
I just recall it was many, many, more than normal,,,,and it was done under extreme emergency conditions.

I'm NOT saying this A/C holds THE record....but it must hold ONE record.....

If/when I find out, i'll notify you of the link....

Kind Regards
Dave Hollingsworth


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2396 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Boeing 747-238B VH-EBB carried 674 passengers and 23 crew out of Darwin on the 29th of December, 1974. This was 306 adults, 328 children and 40 babies.
697 total
I believe this record has been broken in a B747F on a Middle Eastern humanitarian evacuation since.


User currently offline747-400buff From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Hi Tony and AJ

Here the latest info as promised (to the best of my knowledge).

An El Al 747 carried a STAGGERING 1087 people during an emergency operation in 1991....

Heres the best I could do for a link....

www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/4294/records/

hope this helps.....

Dave
Hollingsworth


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

El Al 4X-AXF, a 747-258C, on 5.24.91 took off from ADD enroute TLV with 1086 PAX on board. Add the baby born in flight and 1087 new Israeli citizens landed. As an aside 4X-EBR, a 757, carried 360 on the same day, the same route. Both record flights.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

IMissPiedmont: that was actually two babies born on that flight bringing the totall to 1088. (!!!) Just a quick correction.

User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Hey thanks a lot guys.

I remember hearing something about that 747 carrying like 1,000 people, I'm going to look into that hyperlink which was provided. Later.


User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Wasn't there also a a 727-200 that carried around 350 pax... They were in the wheel wells and everything... It was also some kind of emergency evacuation or something of that sort. Let me check up on that... If I'm not mistaking it was in a magazine.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Whew man... I am proud of the B747.  Smile

alvin



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

You a refering to the World 727-100 in 1975. During the evacuation of Da Nang. There were people hanging on to every part of the aircraft, many died in the attempt. It was piloted by the owner of World, who had to resort to punching people trying to get into the aircraft. He also had a .45 in his hand. One of the most dramatic pictures of the era.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineOldelwood From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

are you asking fore aircraft type or a single aircraft? for type of aircraft i think the 737's have. fore single aircraft then the 747's.

User currently offlineTraveler From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 241 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

I think that JAL 747-400 can cary up to 520 pax. Many charter airlines can seat up to over 500 pax

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3357 times:

I heard the 767 is the most preferred airliner to cross the atlantic and has been flown across more times than any other a/c.


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User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

The LY plane was doing a rescue mission for thousands of Jewish Ethipioans that wanted to immigrate to Israel. Currently, about 20,000 are in Israel, and since the operation, thousands more have been born.

User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Hi

Corsair 747s used to carry 560 people in charter configuration to the French Indies.

Yann


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Was that flight with 1088 people on it a cargo 747? That would make more sense, because when you take out all of the furnishings, bins, galleys, and lavs the plane looses quite a bit of weight!


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

The El Al 747 was fitted with full coach seating. They strapped 6 people in one three seat section with the armrests up. Remember, the Ethiopians are not large people to begin with, and after being starved for years, they were tiny.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3162 times:


Operation Solomon was a fantastic feat.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Quote:
El Al 4X-AXF, a 747-258C, on 5.24.91 took off from ADD enroute TLV with 1086 PAX on board.

Wow. Imagine the queue at Customs.

Quote:
There were people hanging on to every part of the aircraft, many died in the attempt.

People behave strangely under duress. Imagine 400 people piling on the plane in a panic - desperate to get away. How can you explain to them that unless the load is lightened, the plane isn't going anywhere?



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Quoting 747-400buff (Reply 1):
I believe a 747 was used to evacuate nearly 1000 people after cyclone "Tracy" hit Darwin, (Australia) in the '70's.......SORRY I cant remember the EXACT figure but it was HUGH....

http://www.vpmag.com/yssy/viewtopic....d=6a2197e858b4eec55835de9a2a88f7c6

Suggests 674. Strange that the Wiki article does not want to tell us.


User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1774 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
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Here's a question ...

The topic could also be interpreted to ask what type of aircraft (in general) has carried the most pax over the production lifetime of that type ...

Would it be the 737, due to the sheer number of aircraft produced, or the 747, due to the higher capacity, albeit lower number produced ?

Or something else?

- litz


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