Aviation Photo #0783444: Boeing 747-130 - Aer Lingus


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Bill Sheridan
    Aer Lingus
    Boeing 747-130
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing
    19748
    44
    EI-BED
    Dublin (- Collinstown)
    Ireland
  • 252

Photo Details

Photo ID
#0783444
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Taken
Early 1980's
Accepted
February 24, 2005
Caption
Unusual sight of a five-engined 747! (spare engine tucked under its wing with a streamlined cone to reduce drag)
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1024px
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693px

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Comments (7)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo showing an engine mounted on the port-side ferry engine mount! This is very rarely seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique and educational.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Rare sight and excellent picture!
Anonymous
8 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!
Anonymous
7 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".
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like there's a giant lightbulb in that engine nacelle...