SX-DAA Consolidated LB-30 Liberator
Hellenic Airlines was founded in 1947 by an agreement with Scottish
Aviation of Prestwick and the
Greek military. A service was flown from Athens to London's
Northolt Airport where SX-DAA was
a common visitor. Two Liberators
were used initially (the other was SX-DAB) although these were
replaced in 1948 by DC-4s. This
shot was taken at Scottish Aviation's maintenance base at Prestwick.
had flown with the RAF as AL557 and was civilianized as G-AGZI.
It went to the Morrison
Construction Company in 1951 as N9981F, then N68735 and finally
N92MK. It crashed
landed in Anchorage, Alaska in 1958 and
was written off. Rescued some years later it has been
ited in both the Alaska Aviation
Heritage Museum and the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, Texas.
It was, until recently, stored at
Vintage Aircraft, Ltd, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Hellenic
nationalized in 1951 into the then
Greek state carrier T.A.E.