First, I'm excited that someone remembered my joke thread about the PIA 747 diversion.
Here is the picture I made of it:
Then MikePhotos (Mike McLaughlin) claimed his shot from inside the terminal of this:
As for the PanAm 747, I've heard this rumor too, and it is a popular one. I happened to sit down and interview LGA
Gneral Manager Warren Kroeppel recently for a magazine article and asked him about it.
He said he never heard such a thing, and that it is highly doubtful.
I'll stand by him and say no, a 747 probably has never come into LGA
The Delta 767-400 is the largest plane to every operate LGA
The piers of the LGA
runways create several problems, regardless of runway length. So much to the point that the A300 was forbidden to fly into LGA
after a while becuase the narrow wheel base on the plane put so much concetrated pressure on the runways.
Yes, the Airbus Beluga did fly into LGA
once as well, as confirmed by the LGA GM
during the interview also.
If you have other questions, maybe I can help some.
Phil Derner Jr.