Aircraft Photo of N2737A | Lockheed L-049E Constellation | Imperial Airlines | #365040
Registration / Serial:N2737A
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-049E Constellation
C/n (msn):049-1976
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airlines
City / Airport:Glasgow - PrestwickMap
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGPK   IATA: PIK   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:11 July 1961
Photo from:McIntyre Collection (via Tim Martin)
Photo ID: 365040
Photo Comment

Built in 1945 and the one-time G-AHEK of BOAC. Here it is grounded after declaring an emergency en route Gander to Copenhagen. While on a US Army charter flight on 8 November 1961 it crashed on approach to Richard E. Byrd Airport, Richmond, Virginia, during an emergency diversion. 77 passengers and crew were killed with 2 survivors. This resulted in the operator loosing its FAA approval.

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