4R-ACH L-1049G Air Ceylon

1958 Leased to Air Ceylon
1958 Registered 4R-ACH
1960 Withdrawn from use and back to owner KLM

 

This smart L-1049E Super Constellation was delivered as PH-LKA ‘Isotoop’ to KLM in May 1954. Upgraded to Super G standard in 1956 and leased to Air Ceylon November 1958. Later registered 4R-ACH ‘Somadevi’. Returned to KLM in November 1960. Leased as EC-AQL ‘La Confiada’ to Iberia until May 1962. Restored again as PH-LKA and operated in Iberia colors with KLM titles until August 1962, stored end of 1962 and scrapped in 1964. Photographed at Paya Lebar Airport. 

Constellation Details:

Variant: L-1049G-02-82

Construction Number:4553
Registration Number:4R-ACH
Operator:Air Ceylon
Photographer / Collection: Brian Stainer via Zoggavia

Image Number: ZA42738

Photo Date: September 1958

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