Bristol 175 Britannia 313
El Al were second into the air with Britannias, right
after BOAC (Northeast should have beaten them
to the punch but the
airline was in dire straits by then, and did not take up their
4A-AGA was the first and is seen above
at Filton. El Al's Britannia's were use on the Tel Aviv-New
York run, and
performed admirably until replaced by the pure jets in the mid 1960s.
sold to Swiss IT
outfit Globe Air in 1964 as HB-ITB . It was destroyed in an
horrific crash at Nicosia,
Cyprus on 19 April
1967 attempting a go-around.