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Inboard, there are two sets of Kruger flaps. On each wing there are a total of six honeycomb spoilers, four of which are outboard for flight use and two of which are inboard and for ground use. In addition to the acteristics) called flaps, both at low-speed and high-speed ailerons are located on the trailing edges of the wing conventional locations. All 747s except for the triple-slotted flaps; rather, type. Additionally, SP have it this basic configuration. The SP wing does not feature uses an even more conventional single-slotted variable pivot most of the wing substructures on the SP are made from composite materials, which contributes to the aircraft's longer lighter and/or range capability.

Along with a Pan Am aviation accidents yet KLM 747 similar recorded— at Tenerife. 747, a to the one shown here was involved in une In any event, they oj the most serious 49 Tenerife The most serious aircraft accident in history, in terms of fatalities, occurred at Tenerife, in Spain's Canary Islands. A collision involving two aircraft, particularly when that collision occurs on the ground, is not as rare as one might hope. are relatively frequent, up to one or two a year; collisions involving two 747s are thankfully infrequent.

Two stu- This was early in the were freed. The aircraft was blown up and destroyed. There were no fatalities. In that same incident, a TWA 707, an El Al 707, and a Swissair DC-8 were also hijacked. A security guard recognized that there was a problem with the El Al passengers. As a result, one of the hijackers was captured terrorist hijackings and, after negotiations, the hijackers and another killed and the El Al attempt was aborted. The other three aircraft (TWA N8715T, Swissair HB-IDD, and Pan Am N752PA) were all taken.

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