Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) (1944) - Lockheed C-69-1-LO Constellation

Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) (1944) - Lockheed C-69-1-LO Constellation

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c/n 1962 - 43-10310 This is the second example of the Lockheed Constellation ever constructed. On April 17, 1944, Howard Hughes and TWA President Jack Frye flew this Connie from Burbank to Washington D.C. in less than seven hours setting a transcontinental speed record! Actress Ava Gardner was among the passengers on the Constellation's first passenger flight. Immediately after landing, the C-69 was handed to the USAAF and pressed into service. It was later destroyed by a fire at the Lockheed factory years after the war had ended. #049 #Air #Airlines #and #C69 #Constellation #L049 #Lockheed #Trans #Transcontinental #Western #World
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