VT-DEO  Lockheed L-749A Constellation                              (c/n  2665)


                                    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 operated
                                    by the airline in the 1950s.  It was brokered through the manufacturer in 1956 to Aeronaves de
                                    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.