Jul 18, 2011

V-POD Qantas 747-438 VH-OJN QF63

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJN msn 25315 arrived into Perth at 13.05hrs ex: Sydney as flight QF63 a scheduled 'tech stop' en-route to Johannesburg, South Africa. The aircraft carrying a 5th pod (Rolls Royce RB-211engine) for disabled B747-438 VH-OJL which suffered #3 engine overheating soon after departing FAJS bound for Sydney on 16th July, by sheer accident the incident was further highlighted due to the aircraft carrying the South African 'Springboks'Rugby team. Its extremely rare particularly in Perth to get the opportunity to see let alone photograph a B747-400 aircraft carrying a 5th pod, fortunately today was fine & sunny and the above photos speak for themselves.The aircraft departed Perth at 14.34hrs continuing her journey to Johannesburg as QF63. Photos: Copyright to Greg Wood & Mark Lynam extra images added & updated 19/07.

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