Boeing’s iconic 747 turns 50, now mostly hauls cargo

Published: 10/02/2019
Boeing’s iconic 747 turns 50, now mostly hauls cargo
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

The world got its first glimpse of Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet in flight half a century ago, on February 9, 1969, as it soared into the sky above a throng of onlookers and the Everett, Washington, factory created to bring it to life. Ever since, people have not stopped gawking at the iconic humpbacked aircraft, whose stately lines resemble those of a cruise ship. The first test-flight aircraft, R

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