Airlines Lockheed L-749A Constellation
N1552V (c/n 2505)
In 1967 PNA merged with Western
Airlines. Some ten
years prior to that event the airline
had acquired a
number of Lockheed Constellations, one of which is seen here at SEATAC
early1960s. This machine was an original TWA model but PNA
purchased it from
BOAC where it had been G-ANTG. Ron Cuskelly has a history
of it on his fabulous Australian
"Lockheed File" site at http://www.adastron.com/lockheed/constellation/vh-eae1.htm
continued to fly them for a year or so after the merger.
N1552V was then donated
City of Kenai, Alaska, in 1969 but a Connie is a very expense thing to
maintain, even as
exhibit, and hence it was sold to a private buyer who intended to
convert it into a restaurant.
event the project fell through and N1552V was broken up.