JOliver
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TWA Flt 847

Fri May 03, 2002 12:30 am

Seeking the tail number (NXXX?) of the TWA 727 which was hi-jacked in 1985. Flt 847 I believe.
Clear and terror-free skies to all. --JaO
 
pilatus
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RE: TWA Flt 847

Fri May 03, 2002 12:41 am

yes, this was Flt 847, and the tail number was N54339.

Regards
Chris
 
Tom in NO
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RE: TWA Flt 847

Fri May 03, 2002 12:53 am

The reg number on the hijacked 727 was actually N64339. I made the same mistake when I reported on the final revenue flight of the TWA 727's (MSY to STL) in September of 2002. The flight was operated by the hijacked 727.

"Jet Liner Production List Boeing Volume 1" does not list an N54339,and Bill Harms' website confirms that.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/297087/4/.

Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
 
JOliver
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RE: TWA Flt 847

Fri May 03, 2002 1:08 am

Is the aircraft still flying as part of AA's Fleet?
Thanks for the info. --JaO
 
Tom in NO
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RE: TWA Flt 847

Fri May 03, 2002 1:12 am

The aircraft never flew for AA (none of TWA's 727's did). It was retired by TWA on October 1, 2000, and sent to storage at Victorville, California. It was sold to Aeroturbine in August of 2001.

Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina

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