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.
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
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.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6440 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1329 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]
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.