For the arrival of Brisbane's first widebody on 12 December 1971, the airport didn't even possess steps high enough to reach the 747 door sills. To bridge the gap, adapters were built to extend the reach of the existing 707 steps. The Qantas Boeing 747-238B VH-EBD City of Perth was parked on the hardstand opposite the passenger terminals.Picture: Ron Cuskelly

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