SE-BBF Douglas DC-4-1009
This excellent shot
of a DC-4 just beginning its let down to landing came from SAS in the
1950s. By this time the aircraft
had been renamed "Sverver Viking" from its original "Vastan"
when first delivered to AB Aerotransport
in 1946. In 1948 SAS operated its DC-4s on trans-
services. Flight 1690 left Stockholm Bromma at 18.00 hrs on
and Saturdays and
arrived at New York's La Guardia Airport at 16.00 hrs the following
noon. Allowing for the time
difference this nevertheless represented an unpressurized trip of
some 28 hours, with
intermediate stops in Oslo (Norway), Prestwick (Scotland) and Gander
was sold to Avianca in 1955 as HK-174.