Reply to post: Re: Don't forget the DC3

Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight

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Re: Don't forget the DC3

In the 1970s a DC3 on an internal flight in South Africa crash-landed in the sea near a beach. One of the passengers said they were a bit apprehensive before take-off when the pilot asked them to give him a hand to straighten a propeller.

Older artefacts tend to be preserved longer in working order as their technology is relatively simple. Parts can generally be repaired or replaced economically.

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