c/n 4553

Model 1049E-55-81 Super Constellation PH-LKA

Modified to 1049E-55-108 on 15 May 1954 and delivered to KLM as Ph-LKA 'Isotoop'. Updated to 1049G/02-82 by KLM, completed 16 March 1956. Leased to Air Ceylon 1 November 1958 and named 'Somadevi'. In service 12 November 1958.

"Somadevi" seen at LHR on a beautiful day in September 1959, 
Scott Henderson Collection.

Re-registered 29 November 1948. Returned to KLM 1 November 1960 and restored as PH-LKA. Leased to Iberia EC-AQL 'La Confiada' from 1 April to 28 May 1962. Restored to PH-LKA 7 June 1962 and returned to KLM.

Here seen in KLM / Iberia hybrid color scheme at Zurich in August 1962, Zoggavia Collection.

Last scheduled service with KLM 18 August 1962. Withdrawn from service 9 December 1962 and stored at Amsterdam cocooned until mid 1963, then used for spares.

Broken up at Schiphol 22 July 1964.

c/n 4553 EC-AQL L-1049G Iberia
April 61- May 62

Iberia leased the Super Connie from 1 April 1961 until 28 May 1962.

Here seen in full Iberia colors at Paris Le-Bourget in summer 1961, Scott Henderson Collection.