Airways Lockheed L-749 Constellation
When Capitol secured military contracts it needed aircraft with more
capacity. This Constellation
in 1958, and was one of four of this model, three of which came from
Avianca. N4901C had originally built for TWA as 'Star of Colorado', and had been
working for BOAC as G-ANNT 'Buckingham'
when Capitol bought it. My shot above was
taken at Long Beach,
CA in September 1964. It was later (in 1968)
when finally withdrawn from use in 1970 donated to the Aeronautical
displayed at the Bradley Air Museum at Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
facility and most of its twenty-five aircraft exhibits, including the
Connie, were destroyed in a freak
tornado which struck the
area on 3 October 1979.