World’s Oldest and Last Active B747 Classic - Mahan Air B747-300
Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.com/sam and enter promo code SAM to get 83% off and 3 months for free!A B747-300 passenger aircraft is back in the sky flying after spending over 5 years in maintenance! Can you believe it? Here is the story:On 15th October 2015, one of their B747-300s, EP-MNE, was involved in an incident on flight 1095 from Tehran to Bandar AbbasWhile climbing through 7500 feet, the no.3 GE CF6-50E2 engine suffered an uncontained failure. Some parts of the engine detached and struck engine no. 4, as well as damaging the aircraft structure. An emergency landing was declared. The plane was able to land safely and was carrying 441 passengers and crew.Surprisingly, this 747-300 EP-MNE didn't get written off! Mahan Air put in 5 years of work in maintenance on her and she recently completed a heavy C-check. They managed to transfer 2 engines from a retired sister ship, EP-MND, and got this B747-300 back flying in the sky once again. The Mahan Air B747-300 is now the world's last and oldest B747 passenger currently flying.I flew on the Mahan Air B747-300 domestically in Iran a few years ago. I was very lucky to fly on the upper deck of this 747 classic. This video shows my flight experience on now the world’s oldest and last active Passenger B747, from Tehran to Mashhad.With most 747’s having been retired and killed off by the pandemic, it is definitely good news to see a B747-300 back in the sky flying.Thanks to Loran (https://www.youtube.com/user/Chefsalat76), Shahram Sharifi and Charles Kennedy for their input and footage to make this video possible.