Planes, Shannon Airport, Co. Galway

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When: 01 January 1961

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Photographer: James P. O'Dea

Collection: James P. O'Dea

Date: September 04 1961

NLI Ref.: ODEA 27/37

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/May/2015 06:46:05

    This is one of my favourite airplanes! I cycled out to Shannon or even Rineanna especially to see them way back in the 1950's!

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    • 12/May/2015 07:04:32

    Looks familiar:

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    • 12/May/2015 07:48:11

    Is Shannon Airport not in Co. Clare?

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    • 12/May/2015 07:54:41[email protected] The NLI has a proud history of treating all counties on the western seabord (in fact, more or less anywhere outside the Pale) pretty much interchangeably.

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    • 12/May/2015 08:28:34[email protected][email protected] As a Limerick native who has heard my fellow citizens claim Shannon on more than one occasion only to be shot down in flames by irate Clare men and women I was waiting for that! Shannon is of course in Co. Clare. The plane is a Super Constellation and I always considered it the most beautiful and elegant of the airliners!

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    • 12/May/2015 08:43:04[email protected] As a (now former) Pale-dweller myself, I did have to double check whether it was Limerick or Clare.

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    • 12/May/2015 12:58:34

    Lockheed Constellation airplane, the three tail fins give it away

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    Beara Peninsula

    • 12/May/2015 17:21:31

    This plane only flew for ten years.

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    • 13/May/2015 06:35:44

    Less than a week later, on September 10th, Shannon was the site of a crash which wiki calls "the deadliest one in Irish territory" when a DC-6 crashed into the River Shannon.

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    • 19/May/2015 04:35:27

    A "Connie" ! One of the world's more iconic aircraft. In addition just look at that fuel tanker.

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    Bobec 47

    • 11/Jun/2015 23:13:31

    "Please step over the fuel hoses, but refrain from smoking near the bowser. Smoking permitted on board" :-)

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    john waters

    • 09/Jul/2015 11:38:03

    Shannon is in Co Clare Galway have their own little one in Oranmore.

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    • 10/Aug/2015 18:00:18

    The "16C" fleet number on the nose gear doors identifies this aircraft as Capitol Airways Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation, reg. N9716C (c/n 4545). This aircraft was originally delivered to QANTAS as a L-1049C model Constellation (L-1049-C-55-81) named "Southern Sky" (reg. VH-EAH) on April 25, 1954. The aircraft was upgraded to L-1049E standard (L-1049E-01-55) in September 1959 and returned to QANTAS. QANTAS would sell the aircraft back to Lockheed on November 3, 1959, with Lockheed placing it on the US registry as N7916C, before leasing it initially to Twentieth Century Airlines, then to Capitol Airways in March 1961. Capitol Airways would purchase the aircraft outright from Lockheed in December 1961. Capitol would fly the aircraft until August 1964, when it was placed into storage in Wilmington, Delaware and used for spare parts, before being broken up at Wilmington in September 1967.