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Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 7:06 am

Does anyone here have statistics for which aircraft holds the record for the largest number of passengers carried?

What are the top ten?

Thanks.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 8:36 am

Hi Tony

I believe a 747 was used to evacuate nearly 1000 people after cyclone "Tracy" hit Darwin, (Australia) in the '70's.......SORRY I cant remember the EXACT figure but it was HUGH....

I'll Try and confirm this and get back to you as this figure seems just TOO many people, even to me......
I just recall it was many, many, more than normal,,,,and it was done under extreme emergency conditions.

I'm NOT saying this A/C holds THE record....but it must hold ONE record.....

If/when I find out, i'll notify you of the link....

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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 8:43 am

Boeing 747-238B VH-EBB carried 674 passengers and 23 crew out of Darwin on the 29th of December, 1974. This was 306 adults, 328 children and 40 babies.
697 total
I believe this record has been broken in a B747F on a Middle Eastern humanitarian evacuation since.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 9:40 am

Hi Tony and AJ

Here the latest info as promised (to the best of my knowledge).

An El Al 747 carried a STAGGERING 1087 people during an emergency operation in 1991....

Heres the best I could do for a link....

www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/4294/records/

hope this helps.....

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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 11:36 am

El Al 4X-AXF, a 747-258C, on 5.24.91 took off from ADD enroute TLV with 1086 PAX on board. Add the baby born in flight and 1087 new Israeli citizens landed. As an aside 4X-EBR, a 757, carried 360 on the same day, the same route. Both record flights.
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sat Oct 06, 2001 6:27 am

IMissPiedmont: that was actually two babies born on that flight bringing the totall to 1088. (!!!) Just a quick correction.
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sun Oct 07, 2001 2:21 am

Hey thanks a lot guys.

I remember hearing something about that 747 carrying like 1,000 people, I'm going to look into that hyperlink which was provided. Later.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sun Oct 07, 2001 5:16 am

Wasn't there also a a 727-200 that carried around 350 pax... They were in the wheel wells and everything... It was also some kind of emergency evacuation or something of that sort. Let me check up on that... If I'm not mistaking it was in a magazine.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sun Oct 07, 2001 8:41 am

Whew man... I am proud of the B747.  Smile

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Sun Oct 07, 2001 12:58 pm

You a refering to the World 727-100 in 1975. During the evacuation of Da Nang. There were people hanging on to every part of the aircraft, many died in the attempt. It was piloted by the owner of World, who had to resort to punching people trying to get into the aircraft. He also had a .45 in his hand. One of the most dramatic pictures of the era.
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sun Oct 07, 2001 2:52 pm

are you asking fore aircraft type or a single aircraft? for type of aircraft i think the 737's have. fore single aircraft then the 747's.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Mon Oct 08, 2001 12:35 am

I think that JAL 747-400 can cary up to 520 pax. Many charter airlines can seat up to over 500 pax
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Tue Oct 09, 2001 2:25 am

I heard the 767 is the most preferred airliner to cross the atlantic and has been flown across more times than any other a/c.
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:19 am

The LY plane was doing a rescue mission for thousands of Jewish Ethipioans that wanted to immigrate to Israel. Currently, about 20,000 are in Israel, and since the operation, thousands more have been born.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:16 am

Hi

Corsair 747s used to carry 560 people in charter configuration to the French Indies.

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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 10:12 am

Was that flight with 1088 people on it a cargo 747? That would make more sense, because when you take out all of the furnishings, bins, galleys, and lavs the plane looses quite a bit of weight!
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 10:30 am

The El Al 747 was fitted with full coach seating. They strapped 6 people in one three seat section with the armrests up. Remember, the Ethiopians are not large people to begin with, and after being starved for years, they were tiny.
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:14 pm

Quote:
El Al 4X-AXF, a 747-258C, on 5.24.91 took off from ADD enroute TLV with 1086 PAX on board.

Wow. Imagine the queue at Customs.

Quote:
There were people hanging on to every part of the aircraft, many died in the attempt.

People behave strangely under duress. Imagine 400 people piling on the plane in a panic - desperate to get away. How can you explain to them that unless the load is lightened, the plane isn't going anywhere?
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:05 pm

Quoting 747-400buff (Reply 1):
I believe a 747 was used to evacuate nearly 1000 people after cyclone "Tracy" hit Darwin, (Australia) in the '70's.......SORRY I cant remember the EXACT figure but it was HUGH....

http://www.vpmag.com/yssy/viewtopic....d=6a2197e858b4eec55835de9a2a88f7c6

Suggests 674. Strange that the Wiki article does not want to tell us.
 
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RE: Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax?

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:20 am

Here's a question ...

The topic could also be interpreted to ask what type of aircraft (in general) has carried the most pax over the production lifetime of that type ...

Would it be the 737, due to the sheer number of aircraft produced, or the 747, due to the higher capacity, albeit lower number produced ?

Or something else?

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