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Title Pan Am Boeing 747-121, N747PA Cutaway Model Airplane
Date ca. 1970
Collection Pan American Promotional Objects
Object Name Model
Catalog Number 1991.13.2
Description Pan Am Boeing 747-121, N74PA plastic cutaway model airplane. Has audio cord attached, perhaps for a speaker. Missing floor stand. Scale - 1:36
Height (in) 21
Length (in) 77
Width (in) 85
Dimension Details Dimensions taken without stand

Width = Wingspan

Length = Nose to Tail
Provenance Model represents Pan Am 747-121, N747PA, originally named Clipper America. The second 747 built by Boeing, it was used as a flight test airplane, then delivered on October 3, 1970, several months after Pan Am’s first 747 was delivered. The tail number, N747PA, was one of the most recognized tail numbers among Pan Am employees.

N747PA experienced a serious incident on July 30, 1971 (Pan Am Flight 845), when it struck the approach light system at the end of the runway, when taking off at San Francisco for Tokyo. Of the 199 passengers, 29 were injured (10 seriously).

N747PA was re-registered and leased to Air Zaire as N747QC from 1973 to March 1975, then returned to Pan Am and renamed Clipper Sea Lark, and then Clipper Juan T. Trippe in honor of the airline's founder. It remained with Pan Am until the airline ceased operations in 1991.
Search Terms Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Boeing 747-100
Boeing 747
Pan Am Globe Logo
Subjects Model airplanes
Credit line Pan American World Airways