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

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