International Airlines Douglas DC-4
Here's a bit of a mystery.
This shot was taken at Oakland, circa 1954. But, the only 'Trans
International Airlines' I know is the former Los Angeles Air Service
(LAAS) which changed
its name to Trans
International in 1960. N30047 was
formerly United's 'Mainliner Lake
was sold in 1954 to Lee Aero Leasing Corporation. Now
it is possible that Lee
Aero painted it up in this livery as a forerunner to
LAAS changing its name. It certainly was not
used long by that Kirk
Kekorian owned enterprise though, since it was sold to Quebecair later
in 1954 becoming CF-HVL. The
paint scheme above has been only slightly modified from the
old UAL livery. Some
non-skeds literally had a different marking on every aircraft.
on-sold it to Maritime Central in 1956 when it
became CF-MCF and it was with that carrier
when it crashed into the ground on
approach to Issoudin, Quebec on 11 August1957 killing the
crew of six and 73 passengers..