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Airport 1975 movie poster.

Movie (1974)
French title : 747 en péril

Starring:
Charlton Heston (Captain Alan Murdock)
Karen Black (Chief-Stewardess Nancy Pryor)
George Kennedy (Joe Patroni)
Gloria Swanson (Herself)
Helen Reddy (Sister Ruth)
Efrem Zimbalist, JR (Captain Stacy)

Also from this series:

Airport
Airport '77
The Concorde ... Airport '79

When a midair collision with a light plane leaves a 747 without a pilot and with a massive hole in the front it falls to the Chief Stewardess to fly the plane safely, aided over the radio by her lover who is an expert pilot. To land the plane safely a daring mid-air aircraft to aircraft rescue is attempted to get a qualified pilot on board the 747.

Boeing 747-123

This plane plays the part of Flight 409 flying from Dulles International Airport (IAD/KIAD) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX). It is struck in mid-air by a light aircraft killing the co-pilot and first officer. In the colours of the made for movie carrier Columbia Airlines this plane was rented for filming from American Airlines. Registration N9675. C/N 20390. This aircraft also saw service with TMA Cargo of Lebanon and UPS.

Reg.N9675 Boeing 747-123 of American Airlines.
Reg.N9675 Boeing 747-123 of American Airlines.
Reg.N9675 Boeing 747-123 of American Airlines.
Reg.N9675 Boeing 747-123 of American Airlines.
Reg.N9675 Boeing 747-123 of American Airlines.

Beechcraft A55 Baron

The light plane that strikes flight 409 when its pilot Paul Freeman suffers a heart attack.
Registration N9750Y, serial no.TC431. This plane later had a real mid-air collision in 1989.

Reg.N9750Y Beechcraft A55 Baron
Reg.N9750Y Beechcraft A55 Baron
Reg.N9750Y Beechcraft A55 Baron
Reg.N9750Y Beechcraft A55 Baron

About to hit the 747.

AP75 Baron 5.jpg

Sikorsky HH-53B Super Jolly Green Giant

The helicopter that is used to put a pilot into the 747. Registration 66-14431, serial 65-046.

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Cessna T-37B Tweet

Aircraft sent by the USAF to assess the damage to the 747.
Registration 67-14762. Serial 41026.

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Learjet 24A

Exec 1 the Columbus Airlines Executive jet that is used by Alan Murdock and Joe Patroni to fly to Salt Lake City Airport (SLC/KSLC).
Reputedly registered N1972L Learjet 24A c/n 24A-096 which later switched to N464CL. If right, this aircraft is seen in several other movies (IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft).

Learjet 23
Learjet 23
Learjet 23
Learjet 23

Boeing 747-131

Boeing 747-131 of TWA-Trans World Airlines.

Douglas DC-8-21

Jet seen in the background at Salt Lake City Airport (SLC/KSLC).
Registration N8609, c/n 45430/99 built in 1960. A former Eastern Air Lines bird, still bearing most of its livery.

Reg. N8609 Douglas DC-8-21 of Air Caledonia.
Reg. N8609 Douglas DC-8-21 of Air Caledonia.
Reg. N8609 Douglas DC-8-21 of Air Caledonia.
Reg. N8609 Douglas DC-8-21 of Air Caledonia.

McDonnell Douglas DC-10

Jet seen in the background from the bar at Dulles International Airport (IAD/KIAD). In the livery of Northwest Airlines.

McDonnell Douglas DC-10 of Northwest Airlines.

Cessna 206 Stationair

Light plane seen in the background at the airfield where Scott Freeman boards his plane.

Cessna 206 Stationair
Cessna 206 Stationair

Cessna 180

Light plane seen in the background at the airfield where Scott Freeman boards his plane.

Cessna 180

Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor & Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Aircraft seen in pictures on the wall of Joe Patroni's office. Easily distinguishable, a Ford Trimotor (top) and a Douglas C-47 Skytrain (down).

Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor and Douglas C-47 Skytrain.


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