Re: Mystery over 1992 El-Al crash

Date:         07 Dec 98 23:19:17 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>I think it would be relevant to mention the version of 747 that crashed. I
>think it was a converted older model.

The El Al accident aircraft was a 747-258F(SCF), registraion 4X-AXG,
sn 21737, ln 362.  It first flew on March 15, 1979, so it was about
13.5 years old at the time of the crash -- not real old, but not brand
new, either.  Early on, possibly as built, it had a 800,000 lbs MGTOW
and was equipped with JT9D-7F engines.  At the time of the crash it
had undergone a slight upgrade to 812,000 lbs MGTOW and JT9D-7J engines,
but otherwise was as built.  (In particular, it was built as a freighter
and not converted from a passenger model.)

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