Aircraft Photo of N7777G | Lockheed L-749A(F) Constellation | Trans World Airlines - TWA | #56825
Registration / Serial:N7777G
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation / Starliner
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-749A(F) Constellation
C/n (msn):749-2553
Operator Painted:Trans World Airlines - TWA
City / Airport:Wroughton (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDT   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Science Museum Wroughton
Photo Date:30 August 2005
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 56825
Photo Comment

Ex KLM Connie, beautifully preserved at the Wroughton Science Museum facility. Delivered to KLM in 1947, as PH-TET "Tilburg", later PH-LDT, and withdrawn from use Sep 1960. It was converted to freighter in 1962, then briefly carried TI-1045P in 1964 before becoming N7777G that same year. As such it saw service with many operators until impounded at Dublin in 1974, where it would remain for many years. Sold to Aces High in 1982 and registered as G-CONI, but reg never applied. The Science Museum acquired the aircraft and transported it from Dublin to Wroughton in July 1983. Restoration completed in Sep 1984 in TWA colours, even though it never flew for TWA.

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