Lockheed Constellation Survivors

CF-NAL c/n 4831

Parked at Montreal, Canada on September 27, 1966 while in service with Nordair
(via J. Roger Bentley)
Derelict at Sao Tome Airport thirty years after being abandoned there in early 1970
(Jakob Ringler)
Things are looking up for CF-NAL in this April 2013 photo (Rob Schleiger)
  • To National Airlines October 1957 as L1049H N7133C
  • Stored at Miami, FL from mid-1963 until sold to International Aviation Company December 10, 1964
  • To Nordair December 11, 1964 as CF-NAL
  • Leased to Eastern Provincial Airways late 1968 for a brief period
  • To CanRelief Air Ltd April 24, 1969 and ferried to Sao Tome July 30, 1969 for use on the Biafran Airlift
  • Stored at Sao Tome for sale from January 1970
  • Sale to Canadian freight charter company fell through in 1974
  • Canadian registration cancelled February 1980
  • Abandoned at Sao Tome in derelict condition
  • Photos from December 2005 seem to indicate that it is in use as a bar or cafe (see December 2005 photo)
  • Plans are underway in July 2007 to declare the aircraft, along with CF-NAM, national monuments to commemorate the humanitarian airlift based out of Sao Tome during the Biafran conflict
  • Aircraft, along with CF-NAM, forms the centerpiece of an airport restaurant


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