Model 49-51-26 Constellation PH-TAU
This Constellation was built for KLM and registered PH-TAU 'Utrecht', but remained at Burbank and converted to 49-46-26. Planned sale to Swissair (unconfirmed). To Lockheed Aircraft Corp.. (trade-in for L-749's) 8 June 1950 and registered N86531. Converted to 049-46-59 for Capital Airlines as 'Capitaliner United States', FN 750 and delivered 14 July 1950.
Stored by December 1960 (TT: 32'180 hrs.) and sold to Modern Air Transport 27 July 1961.
Nice Kodachrome slide taken Oakland August 1962, Clinton H. Groves Collection.
'Crash landing' discotheque at New Orleans.
ex N86531 "Crash Landing" discotheque
1973 - 1981
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