F-BGNG L-1049C Air France

1953 Delivered to Air France
1956 Converted to L-1049G/02-82
1960 Modified to 91-seater
1961 Converted to cargo configuration
1967 Withdrawn from use (TT: 33918 hrs)


Photo shows F-BGNG with the original, small, Air France titles. Two other Constellations, Eastern model 1049 and eventually a L-049, as well as a smoking Northwest Boeing 377 Stratocruiser can be seen. The photo taken from New York Idlewild observation deck in June 1956, shows a typical 1950s atmosphere with people watching planes coming and going. 

Constellation Details:

Variant: L-1049C-55-81

Construction Number:4516
Registration Number:F-BGNG
Operator:Air France
Photographer / Collection: Zoggavia

Image Number: ZA47518

Photo Date: June 1954

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