Reply to post: Re: A venerable workhorse

Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight


Re: A venerable workhorse

Of course there were cases of 4-engined aircraft losing all 4 engines - the most famous being the BA 747 being flown by Capt Ron Moody through a cloud of volcanic ash - but there are very few.

Eric Moody, not Ron. And he made the best in flight emergency announcement in the history of aviation, by the way.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress"

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