I had almost forgotten this picture of the Boeing 747-400 A6-HRM I photographed in Paris Le Bourget airport on Oct. 2, 2010, while visiting the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace. The aircraft is not only interesting for being a private “Jumbo” owned by the Dubai Royal Family and used for VIP transportation, but it is noteworthy for being the plane involved in the lucky journey of a stowaway passenger hidden inside the gear bay during a flight from Vienna to London. On Jun. 9, 2010, a 20 year old Romanian, who wanted to go the UK to find a job, was able to climb in the wheel well of the aircraft and to survive until the arrival just because the aircraft, that encountered thunderstorms after departure, could not climb to the planned cruising level and to level off at about 25.000, where temperature and lack of oxygen didn’t kill him. Usually, stowaway passengers don’t survive this kind of trips.
This is one of those video that deserve very few words as it speaks by itself. It was recorded by a dash camera and shows the B747-400 cargo plane operated by National Air Cargo crashing […]
The title of this post could be deceiving. I’m not suggesting how to get an Airbus 380 inverted for aerobatic purposes. I was just providing an advice for those who want to visit Australia possibly […]
On Mar. 8, 2011, Toulouse-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR delivered to Brazil’s airlines Azul Linhas Aéreas an ATR 72 painted pink, symbolizing the promotion of breast cancer awareness. Serialled PR-AZV, the aircraft, on its fuselage, […]