Boeing 707-121, N712PA / 17591, Pan American World Airways (PA / PAA)
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Construction Number: 17591
Model Boeing 707-121
Operator: Pan American World Airways (PA / PAA)
Photographer: Brian Doherty
Date Taken: 26/02/1959
N712PA a JT3 engined 707 from Pan Am's initial 6 lost the No4 engine over France on 25Feb59 in a training incident, it landed at Heathrow and was repaired in the Pan Am southside hangar. Photo grabbed before being thrown out! N712PA had been involved in a near 30,000 ft dive over the Atlantic 3 weeks earlier where it got close to Mach1...possible autopilot malfunction. No 3 does not look too clever either - nobody checking engine mounts?