• Short Summary

    THE GIANT BOEING 747 JUMBO JET AIRLINER LANDED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY (TUESDAY), TOUCHING DOWN AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT IN PARIS AFTER MAKING ITS MAIDEN TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING.

  • Description

    THE GIANT BOEING 747 JUMBO JET AIRLINER LANDED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY (TUESDAY), TOUCHING DOWN AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT IN PARIS AFTER MAKING ITS MAIDEN TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING. THE AIRCRAFT MADE THE FLIGHT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW.

    THOUSANDS OF PARISIANS AND FOREIGN VISITORS SAW THE ENORMOUS WHITE AIRCRAFT LOOM OUT OF GREY CLOUDS AND DRIVING RAIN TO MAKE A LOW-LEVEL DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT BEFORE LANDING AND TAXIING TO ITS PLACE ON THE DEMONSTRATION APRON.

    THE BOEING 747, WHICH CAN CARRY UP TO 490 PASSENGERS OR 100 TONS OF CARGO, WAS GRANTED A PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS ONLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THE FLIGHT TO PARIS FROM ITS BASE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

    THE 747 HAS AN OVERALL LENGTH OF 231 FEET (71 M.) AND A WING PAN OF 196 FEET (60 M.). THE AIRCRAFT IS DUE TO COME INTO REGULAR TRANSATLANTIC SERVICE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR - ABOUT 12 MONTHS AFTER ITS FIRST FLIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PDJN73KJ6YPOT2CQK03NU82M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PDJN73KJ6YPOT2CQK03NU82M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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