Aviation Photo #0282980 Boeing 747-212B - Singapore Airlines

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Despite the size of Male International Airport, SQ still chose to fly in their 747s in 1987.
Hong Kong, China
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    Male - International
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    April 22, 1987
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Quite unique photo. As currently you wont see 747's arriving here. The current runway is 3200m, my guess is it would have been shorter in 1987. The Civial Aviation authority currently doesnt allow regular flights of 747. The reason being that a fully loaded 747 wouldnt be able to abort a take off given the length of the runway. Another interesting fact is, when the runway ends so does the land area and whats next is the sea, with the runway reachin from one end to the other end of the island. The authority does allow 747's to land on per case basis such as arrival of VVIPs and recently on tsunami relief aid.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Can you say 'overkill'?
nice capture

-MR

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