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Old 19-10-2014, 07:00 PM   #30
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The Varig Boeing 707-323C disappearance occurred on 30 January 1979 when a Boeing cargo aircraft of Varig Brazilian Airlines disappeared en route from Narita International Airport, in Tokyo, to Galeão International Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, with a stopover in Los Angeles International Airport.. Neither the aircraft nor the 6 crew members have been found..The aircraft involved was a Boeing 707-323C, construction number 19235, line number 519, delivered new to American Airlines under registration N7562A on 31 August 1966, and sold to Varig and delivered as PP-VLU on 28 March 1974.. The jet was powered by 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B engines..Aware of the competition from the Rolls-Royce Conway turbofan, Pratt &Whitney decided to develop the JT3D turbofan from the JT3C turbojet for later deliveries of the Boeing 707 and the Douglas DC-8, then nearing entry into service..Another well known aircraft which is fitted with the JT3D (in TF33 form) is the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress...When she dances oh, brother, she's a hurricane in all kinds of weather...

In 1973, Captain Araújo da Silva was in charge of flight RG 820, a Boeing 707 carrying 134 people which crash-landed near Orly Airport, in Paris, with 123 fatalities.. In 1979, at the time of disappearance, he had more than 23,000 hours logged..The cargo aircraft, operated by Varig, lost radio contact 30 minutes after takeoff, approximately 200 km ENE of Tokyo..The cause of the incident was concluded as cabin depressurization, which killed the crew..Notably, the cargo included 153 paintings by Manabu Mabe, returning from a Tokyo exhibition, valued at US$1.24 million. Neither the wreck nor the paintings were ever found..Manabu Mabe (マナブ間部) (September 14, 1924 – September 22, 1997) was a Japanese-Brazilian painter.. Mabe worked as a vendor of hand-painted ties in São Paulo before becoming a famous artist.. In the late 1950s Mabe won the top award in São Paulo's Contemporary Art Salon, the top award as Brazil's best painter in the São Paulo Bienal, and the top honors for artists under 35 at Paris's first biennial..Varig Flight 820 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Galeão Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Orly Airport, Paris, France.. On 11 July 1973, the Boeing 707 made an emergency landing in a field in Saulx-les-Chartreux, a commune located about 5 km south of the destination airport, due to smoke in the cabin.. The fire, smoke, and crash at the final part of the landing resulted in 123 deaths, with 11 survivors (10 crew, 1 passenger)..Jump in the line rock your body in time..., I will not stop living and breathing art just because you need to relax..In the book: "Rule Number Two: the living usually won't see the dead"..I've been reading that book...

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