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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

The trademark spiral staircase in 747 RA001 gives a glimpse through its rafters and into what now seems its decidedly low-tech construction, with miles of flight-control cables weaving throughout its upper reaches.