18 MAY 2020

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Article from BTNews 18 MAY 2020

AND FINALLY: Undercarriage problem

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Ian Berry, UK/Swindon

After doing a little research - This aircraft is L0749A Constellation. Built in 1947 and delivered to Qantas as VH-EAF. They then sold her to BOAC on 16 Aug 54 and registered as G-ANTF. She was again sold on by BOAC on 6 Dec 57. I believe it was destroyed by fire in Jun 71 after being set on fire by children at Coventry Airport.


David K Reynolds, LEATHERHEAD

Boac did not have any Super Constellations, they chose the DC7C


Peter Villa, Worthing

Sorry to correct you this was not a weight and balance problem, the nosewheel failed to extend. My Father ferried the aircraft back to the UK. Also but itís not a super Constellation it was an 049 or a 749 I canít remember which.


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