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More: South African Airways
More: Boeing 747SP-44
More: Johannesburg - Rand (Germiston) (QRA / FAGM)
More: South Africa, September 30, 2006
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ZS-SPC (cn 21134/288) Last ever landing for this 747SP into Rand airport, Johannesburg. The aircraft had not flown in over 3 years and the flight was made to reposition it to its final resting place at the SAA Museum Society. The runway is 1712m long and much narrower than the wheel base width of machine meaning the engines overhung the grass and blew a huge amount of dirt into the air with the reversers engaged (canon 300D)
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A visitor from Jordan posted Sun June 6, 2010:
Luckily it is just as easy to hold on the center as a wider runway. What you mean is that should you not keep it there things going wrong sooner :).

Great to see the highlands of South Africa.

A visitor from - posted Thu November 22, 2007:
Has to be very smart and experienced Pilot to hold this heavy centered on such a narrow runway.Comgratulations.

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 6, 2006:
South African Airlines is a gorgeous airline! I love the desert South African landscape in the background.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 1, 2006:
What a great photo, congratulations Andrew, superb

A visitor from United States posted Sat September 30, 2006:
Really unique landing. Rare shot. Nice.

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