Lockheed Constellation Survivors

N86533 c/n 2071

L049 N86533 February 1962 L049 N86533 April 2000 L049 N86533 January 10, 2006
In Modern Air Transport colors at San Diego in February 1962 (Duane Kasulka via Stephen Miller) Disassembled at Asuncion, Paraguay and awaiting shipment to Brazil in April 2000 (Jim Newton) On display at the TAM Museum in Sao Carlos, Brazil on January 10, 2007 (Wesley Minuano)
  • Final registration - N86533
  • Delivered KLM as L049 PH-TAX June 1946 but remained at Burbank for additional mods
  • Re-registered PH-TDA and delivered KLM "Arnhem" September 1946
  • Traded to Lockheed for L749A's June 1950
  • To Capital Airlines as N86533 "Capitaliner Atlantan" August 1950
  • Retired by Capital and stored by December 1960
  • To Modern Air Transport September 1961
  • To Rymar of Montevideo June 1965 (still registered N86533)
  • Leased to International Caribbean Corp August 1965
  • Impounded for smuggling at PG Stroessner Airport, Asuncion, Paraguay September 1965
  • Stored at airport until April 1975 when it was painted in an overall yellow color scheme and put on display
  • Disassembled and transported to Sao Carlos, Brazil in 2000 for display at TAM's "Brazilian Wings of a Dream Museum"
  • Arrived at museum on December 13, 2000 after a thirty-day trip by road from Asuncion on six flat bed trucks
  • Aircraft had been vandalized in Asuncion and parts were stolen at the border, including the prop spinners
  • Assembled and back on undercarriage by November 2001
  • To be painted in 1950's era Panair do Brasil color scheme in TAM's new paint facility at São Carlos
  • Inauguration of museum scheduled for November 11/12, 2006, the 100th anniversary of Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont's first flight
  • On display inside the museum in Panair do Brasil colors and false registration PP-PDD by November 2006
  • Museum name changed to Museu TAM
  • On January 29, 2016 TAM announced that the museum would be ceasing operations due to budget concerns
  • Noted at museum in July 2022

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