zoggavia
c/n 1969
Model 49-46-10 Constellation 43-10317

This Constellation was built for USAAF and delivered to ATC Ferrying Division 19 April 1945.

Test flight photo taken in April 1945, Lockheed Archives.

To TWA for commercial use 15 July 1946 and registered NC67901. Modified to Model 049-46-26 and re-registered NC90830 'Star of Zurich' FN 516.

Red-border Kodachrome slide taken in summer 1955, Zoggavia Collection.

Damaged at Los Angeles, CA, 22 June 1951 - inner panel ribs buckled, deflection of upper and lower wing skin pulling away of fillet no. 4 nacelle from rivets, caused by partial collapse of no. 4 tank. Repaired and re-entered service July 1951. Operated last 1st class service 19 March 1953 and converted to Coach Class configuration and in service 24 April 1953

Broken up at Vienna in 1966.




N90830 TWA L-049
Dec 48 - June 61


N90830 Star of Zurich wearing old Trans World Airlines colors waiting for her passengers.

Photo taken around 1953. Zoggavia Collcetion.

N90830 TWA L-049
Dec 48 - June 61

N90830 with white top, shortly before she was sold to Falcon Airways in 1961.

Shot in November 1960. Zoggavia Collection.
OE-IFA Aerotransport L-049
July 61 - April 64



Sold to Falcon Airways on behalf of Aerotransport and delivered Kansas City - Washington - Gander - Hurn to Vienna Schwechat 28 June 1961. Total time on sale to Austria 38'008 hrs. Became first Austrian registered transport aircraft to visit New York and Tokio in July 1961. Operated on lease to Falcon until August 1961. Seized by Austrian authorities for non-payment of airport charges in 1964.

Photo taken at London Gatwick July 1961, Scott Henderson Collection.