PP-XEG  Percival P.50 Prince                           (c/n  P50/2)

                                     Empresa de Transportes Aereos Norte do Brasil Ltda (Aeronorte) ordered, in 1950, three
                                     Percival Prince aircraft for their local service routes.  The airline had been founded as long
                                     ago as 1940 and flew 3 ex-Varig  Lockheed 10A Electras in addition to 4 Curtiss C-46s.
                                     The Prince illustrated above in this Percival Aircraft photograph was the first one (and second
                                     one built) and is seen in its temporary (delivery) registration of PP-XEG.  It was originally
                                     allocated the UK registration G-ALFZ.   As British manufacturers were want to do in that
                                     era, it shows the aircraft flying with the starboard engine feathered, to demonstrate its single
                                     engine capability.  In service, this aircraft was registered PP-NBA.  The second Prince was
                                     ex G-AKYE (c/n P50/11) and was PP-NBF with Aeronorte, whilst the third was PP-NBG
                                     (c/n P50/15).  Aeronorte merged with REAL in 1954, and I doubt that any of the remaining
                                     Princes were taken over by that carrier.   In the case of PP-XEG, Martin Bernsmuller advises
                                     that it was written off at Caxias, State of Maranhao on 9 March 1952.