Colinm wrote:This mornings news is that John Travolta had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport (west coast of Ireland), due to engine failure on his Boing 707 - 138. It is an ex Quantas 707 with registration N707JT. So it has been re registered as an American plane (N), but it is still flying with Quantas Australia colours! (Is this a new tax shelter???)
He had been flying from Germany to Newark.
The aircraft's registration doesn't affect it's tax status, only items such as the CofA and pilot's licensing. The aircraft is painted in Qantas livery as part of some promotional work he did for them a few years ago and probably continues to this day.
The aircraft didn't suffer from 'engine failure' which is probably a journos fictionalisation to dress up an otherwise dull story a la Sun readers stylee.