Lockheed Constellation Survivors

HI-328 c/n 2607

L749A N9466 April 1979 L749A HI-328 1980 L749A HI-328 1981
At Miami International in April 1979 while being converted to a freighter for Argo SA
(Carl Kramer)
A regular visitor to Miami International in the early 1980's, HI-328 is caught on short final
(Ron Mak)
Under 35-40 feet of ocean near St. Thomas, VI shortly after crashing in October 1981
(via Peter J. Marson)
  • Final registration - HI-328
  • Delivered to USAF February 1949 as C-121A 48-615
  • Flew the Westover AFB-Rhein-Main route in support of the Berlin Airlift
  • Converted to a VC-121A in ~1950
  • To HQ SHAPE 1953 and based at Paris-Orly
  • To USAF Europe as VIP transport 1962
  • Retired by USAF and flown to Davis Monthan AFB for storage July 1968
  • One of five VC-121A's sold to Christler Flying Service at DoD auction on May 5, 1970
  • Registered N9466 on July 10, 1970 and converted to an agricultural sprayer
  • Leased for the filming of "MacArthur" in 1976 and painted in "SCAP" markings
  • "SCAP" markings still present when sold to Sea Hound Intl in January 1979 for conversion to a freighter
  • To Argo SA as HI-328 May 1979
  • Crashed on short final to Harry Truman Airport, St. Thomas, VI on October 26, 1981
  • Wreckage sank in about 35-40 feet of water 150 feet off the coast the next day
  • Technically a "survivor"

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