Aviation Photo #0783444 Boeing 747-130 - Aer Lingus

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Unusual sight of a five-engined 747! (spare engine tucked under its wing with a streamlined cone to reduce drag)
810   Wales, United Kingdom
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Photo Added: February 24, 2005

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12 years ago
11 years ago
Great photo showing an engine mounted on the port-side ferry engine mount! This is very rarely seen.
11 years ago
Unique and educational.
11 years ago
Rare sight and excellent picture!
9 years ago
This is an amazing photo for me. I saw a similar extra engine on a Chinese 747 (can't remember the airline) at Paris Orly in August 1981 as an 11-year-old on holiday from Dublin (flew there on Aer Lingus of course before they switched to CDG). I mentioned this to several people since who thought I was imagining it. Now I know it DID happen. Thanks for the post!
8 years ago
With the arrival of the widebody freighters such as the MD-11, this sight has become rarer ever since. The last time I saw it, was back in 2001 I think, on a South African Airways Jumbo in Johannesburg. Obviously, this only a way of ferrying, not powering.
Btw, there are some real good pictures of this technique on A.net; simply search for all 747 types and add keyword "five", or "engine".
7 years ago
Looks like there's a giant lightbulb in that engine nacelle...

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