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MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The world's No. 1 jumbo jet languishes, looking for a savior

Ballast barrels used to shift weight inside the plane during 5,000 hours of flight testing are all that's left inside of 747 RA001. The Museum of Flight will seek more of them when it restores the plane to its original 1969 flight-test configuration.