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Really A 742?  
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Hello.

I just browsed through the most popular paics of the last 24h and came over the following pic.


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We all know the sad story behind this plane, but my question is: Is it really a Boeing 747-206? Depending on the fact that there are only three windows on the upper deck, I think it's only a Boeing 747-100. What do you think, or were some 742 with three windows only equipped too?
Thanks for your replies.

Bye, Georg.

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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Hello Jorge1812.

I guess it was an option provided by Boeing to only have 3 windows in the upper deck of a 747-206B, because according to this report from aviation-safety.net on the 1977 accident in Tenerife, PH-BUF was built in 1971 as a 747-206B model.

There may be other window locations in the upper deck airframe that were just never opened. I believe I've heard of this before.

http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/1977/770327-1.htm


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

There have been numerous threads on this subject. Try the search tool......
Here are some:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/47212/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1355008/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1173736/

[Edited 2004-05-14 19:13:00]


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

There is a post in 1355008 (the second of the above) that is quite accurate but falls just a bit short. All 747s built until LN 146 did indeed have 3 upper deck windows per side, but so did many aircraft built later if the existing purchaser chose to have them so.

Edit because I believe that KLM was the only one of the airlines to do so.

[Edited 2004-05-15 04:57:16]


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1175 times:

Actually if a customer wanted only three windows, it was simply a matter of installing plugs rather then the plexiglass.

TWA800 had this done. This is one of the ways they determined what side of the upper deck hit the water first.

It knocked out a couple of the plugs on the downhill side, so it looked like it was an airplane with 7 windows on the upper deck.



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