VT-DEO Lockheed L-749A
This shot of Air India's 'Bengal Princess' was taken at
Nairobi's Eastleigh Airport in May 1951
by Don Gilpin, seen above
courtesy of the John Havers collection. It was one of seven
by the airline in the
1950s. It was brokered through the manufacturer in 1956 to
Mexico where it became XA-MEV.
Unfortunately it was not long with the Mexican airline, for
it crashed into a mountain
while climbing out of Guadalajara Airport on 2 June 1958.