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Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight

Blake St. Claire

Puny fifth engine in that pic

I was living in Johannesburg (Sandton) in 1971 when SAA took delivery of its first 747. It brought its replacement engine with it, attached to the wing. Somewhere I have a picture of it flying over our flat on its approach to JNB.

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