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BOEING 747-100 (N659PA) - KSFO - "Clipper Romance of the Seas" B-747-121 cn 20354 ln:br /142 at the SFO Intl terminal in Summer 1988.
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BOEING 747-100 (N659PA)

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KSFO - "Clipper Romance of the Seas" B-747-121 cn 20354 ln:
142 at the SFO Intl terminal in Summer 1988.

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Gary Schenauer
Another ***** post, T. Actually, worth double that - not only a shot of the Queen (which makes it an automatic 5* photo) but also of Pan Am (so another 5*s).
And the name on her -- Clipper Romance of the Seas. It is so eerily similar to the name of that Pan Am Boeing 377 Stratocruiser that disappeared so mysteriously in November, 1957, while on an SFO-Honolulu flight. N90944 was named "Clipper Romance of the Skies." It was operating as Pan Am Flight 7 and had just radioed in with no hint of trouble. Only a few minutes later, it was in the Pacific and gone. Only a few bodies were found later; all with wristwatches stopped at the same exact time. One recovered body was that of a stewardess (for the benefit of today's political-correctness; now referred to as "Flight Attendants") and she was still strapped in and wearing a life vest, so it seems there was at least some degree of advance notice to the people on board that the flight was going down. And there was also some indication of either a fire or an explosion -- and two men who took out lots of insurance (one on himself and the other on a relative who was on board) only days before the flight. I won't go into every detail here; anyone who is interested can easily type "Pan Am Flight 7" into Google and do their own followup research, but I will add that I do recall hearing (a few years back, I think) that a couple of men are still trying to unravel the mystery, perhaps even find the wreckage. So, Alien, as soon as I saw your picture here and saw the name on this Queen, I remembered the mystery of N90944 -- "Clipper Romance of the Skies." Thanks for posting this, T.
Gary Schenauer
Hey, I just found that article in Air & Space magazine about the two men who are still trying to determine what happened on Pan Am Flight 7. Click on the link if interested ....
https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/the-mystery-of-the-lost-clipper-5467157/
Viv Pike
TYVM for that link, Gary. I found that article most interesting indeed.
Tom VancePhoto Uploader
Gman! 5*****stars on the write up here - I have seen an article recently in Air Classics or another similar magazine and that is correct. I never put the 2 together in the Clipper names being close - but thanks for posting and I'll check the link on Flight 7 now. I appreciate the comps. I'll be checking for new Gman pics soon! TY.
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