W.T. LARKINS PHOTO
No. 3096. Lockheed 049-46-25 Constellation (NC86509 c/n 049-2030) Transcontinental and Western Airlines "Star of Africa"
Photographed at San Francisco, California, USA, September 20, 1947
08/31/2007. Remarks by Jack
McKillop: "This aircraft was delivered to Transcontinental
and Western Airlines (TWA) on January 30, 1946 with fleet number 509.
On January 1, 1949, the US government deleted the second alpha
character from the registration number and the aircraft became N86509.
A second change came on May 17, 1950 when the company changed their
name from Transcontinental and Western Airlines to Trans World
Airlines retaining the initials TWA.
Created December 10, 2003