Lockheed Constellation Survivors

5T-TAK c/n 4640

L1049 N6903C October 1999 L1049G 5N-07G 2004 Lisbon L1049G 5N-07G 2011 Sintra
Looking very forlorn in the high weeds at the Lisbon Airport in June 1975 (Chris Mak) Cockpit section and landing gear on display at the TAP Museum in Lisbon, Portugal (via Josť Vilhena) Cockpit section on display at the Museu do Ar in Sintra, Portugal in May 2011 (Tiago Palla)
  • Final registration - 5T-TAK
  • Delivered to Lufthansa March 1956 as L1049G D-ALEC
  • Converted 1963 to 86-seat configuration for domestic tourist flights
  • Sold Hank Warton (North American Aircraft Trading Co) March 1968
  • Registered 5T-TAK (fictitious) and used on Biafran airlift
  • Also registered N8025 (fictitious) July to September 1968
  • Flown to Lisbon, Portugal September 1968 and abandoned
  • Stored Lisbon in deteriorating condition until broken up early 1981
  • Retired TAP captain, Silva Pereira, "saved" cockpit section and landing gear
  • Missing cockpit components salvaged at Santo Domingo from retired Dominicana de Aviacion Super Constellations
  • Cockpit section and landing gear restored and displayed at the TAP Museum, Lisbon, Portugal for a number of years
  • Cockpit section moved to Museu do Ar, Sintra, Portugal and on display in May 2011


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