N93119 just one month before the crash:
Photo © Ken Rose
Pic of N93119 after the crash:
|Quoting UAL4ever (Reply 3):
When TWA was ready to recieve more 747-100s they wanted to have commonality throughout their fleet. To that end Boeing filled in most of the windows and just left the 3 windows. When the plane crash occured the 6 fillings were blown out.
|Quoting UAL4ever (Reply 3):|
I have heard this problem brought up before. When TWA first recieved 747s they were delivered with 3 windows on the upper deck. Later in the production of 747-100s Boeing began installing 9 upper deck windows in the 747-100s. When TWA was ready to recieve more 747-100s they wanted to have commonality throughout their fleet. To that end Boeing filled in most of the windows and just left the 3 windows. When the plane crash occured the 6 fillings were blown out.
|Quoting SESGDL (Reply 6):
On the picture after the crash you can still see some filled in windows. All of them would've been blown out if that were the case. There's also a picture of the other side of the aircraft:
|Quoting SESGDL (Reply 8):
This picture here clearly shows that there were only 3 windows on TWA's 747-100s, you can see no window outlines where they may have been filled in:
|Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 11):|
But this is not N93119 and the cn (#19957. N93119 was #20083) shows, that it is an older aircraft.
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|Quoting Jetpixx (Reply 20):|
The quality of the photo is not that great, but it makes UAL's claim above make plenty of sense.
|Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 21):|
N93119 had 6 of the 9 windows plugged on each side! When the aircraft hit the ocean surface the fillings of the windows were blown out. The fuselage hit the water with the right front side for that reason all fillings were blown out there, while some remained in place on the left front of the fuselage!
|Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 21):|
This question was brought up in the magazine "airliners" a while ago and I´ve seen a picture were you can clearly see the 9 original windows with 6 of them being plugged!
|Quoting Philhyde (Reply 22):|
It's 7 of 10. You can see in the picture linked above that there is still one on the starboard side.
Photo © A J Best
Photo © Anders Nilsson
|Quoting Lincoln (Reply 23):|
For anyone who can't see it, it's just forward of the "blown out" windows.
In these pictures -- it takes some looking, but I promise it's there, you can make out the outline of a plug aft of the 3rd window (above the second valley in the W)
|Quoting SESGDL (Reply 24):|
The crash is still awfully suspicious however it is looked at.
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