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PA Pulling Out Of THR And SGN

Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:26 pm

Does anyone know how Pan Am pulled out of Tehran and Saigon in the 70's when those countries were undergoing there revolutions? was there a gradual pullout or was it a destination suddenly dropped from their services? i know at one point both airports were on the PA1/PA2 RTW service but it would be interesting to hear how PA helped evacuate people from THR and SGn when they 'fell' after the revolutions.
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RE: PA Pulling Out Of THR And SGN

Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:52 am

There is a pretty good TV movie called "The Last Flight Out"!

It´s the story of Pan Am´s last flight out of Saigon in april of 1975!

The aircraft a 747-100 "Clipper Unity" (in the movie though a TriStar L1011 is featured) was used to evacuate Pan Am employees and their families as well as a lot of other people and orphans!

It was indeed a very impressing and brave thing they did!

The entire crew was formed by volunteers! Otherwise the flight couldn´t have been operated!

Very touching movie!

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