|Title||Pan Am Boeing 747-121, N747PA Cutaway Model Airplane|
|Collection||Pan American Promotional Objects|
|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|
Dimensions taken without stand
Width = Wingspan
Length = Nose to Tail
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.
Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Pan Am Globe Logo
|Credit line||Pan American World Airways|