*NEW* Qantas Boeing 747 Planetags - Tail VH-OJP
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2020 has been a momentous year in the world and aviation history, and certainly for Qantas, who celebrates its 100 year anniversary on November 16, 2020.
Craft747 is pleased to join the celebration with the addition of the second set of QANTAS Boeing 747 Planetags. *LIMITED STOCK*
The Boeing 747 served Qantas well. The first Qantas 747 was a 747-200, which joined the airline in August 1971. Over the years, according to Airfleets.net, the airline had 77 747s in five variants in its fleet. Due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Qantas sped up its 747 retirement, retiring the last of the 747s several months early.
“It’s hard to overstate the impact that the 747 had on aviation and a country as far away as Australia. It replaced the 707, which was a huge leap forward in itself but didn’t have the sheer size and scale to lower airfares the way the 747 did. That put international travel within reach of the average Australian and people jumped at the opportunity.” - Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, on the impact of the 747 on Qantas and Australia
Our B747's Story
This aircraft took its first flight on April 29, 1992, and was delivered to Qantas soon after on June 26, 1992. VH-OJP was named the City of Albury, after Albury, in New South Wales, Australia.
On August 30, 2010, at approximately 11:30 PM, the plane departed San Francisco International Airport for passenger service to Sydney, Australia. As it passed 25,000 ft, the number 4 engine failed, which ripped a large hole in its outer cowling and nacelle and released debris. The engine was shut down and the crew returned the plane safely back to SFO. The cause of this uncontained engine failure was due to a fatigue fracture of a turbine blade, which caused a rotor imbalance leading to the uncontained release of debris. This 747 enjoyed an otherwise quiet life of international passenger travel until retirement in 2012.