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Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

The golden airstrip

tmb russian gold runwayThe cargo door of an Antonov AN-12, a Soviet-era cargo plane, loaded with nine metric tons of gold broke open as the plane took off from Yakutsk in East Siberia. The aircraft's door apparently gave way and broke off due to the weight shifting in the cargo hold. Gold alloy bars were then strewn across the runway and on the airport property.

(Source: avweb March 19, 2018)


tmb qantas non stopQantas B787-9 flew the first ever non-stop airline route from Australia to Europe, travelling from Perth to London. The jet carried 236 passengers on the trip covering 7,775 nm in about 17 hours. When Qantas first established a route to London, the "Kangaroo Route" in 1947, it took 4 days and 6 stops.

(Source: avwebflash March 20, 2018)

Qantas first flew the "Kangaroo Route" on 1 December 1947. A Lockheed Constellation carried 29 passengers and 11 crew from Sydney to London with stops in Darwin, Singapore, Calcutta, Karachi, Cairo, and Tripoli (passengers stayed overnight in Singapore and Cairo).

(Source: wikipedia.org)


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