24 May 2015
|Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Queensland, Australia will be the new home for the Super Constellation, N4247K, as it prepares transport to the land down under.|
Qantas won the auction for the said aircraft held by the Manila International Airport Authority in September 2014. The aircraft, which has been grounded in Manila for 25 years, had been used by World Fish and Agriculture Inc to transport fish cargo from Palawan to Manila. Prior to that it had been previously operated by the United States Air Force.
Aircraft recovery was undertaken by Qantas Airways Engineering Aircraft Recovery Team for transport to its new home.
Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin said the Museum plans to transport Super Constellation by cargo ship to Australia and by road to Longreach where it will be refurbished and displayed as part of the museum’s aircraft collection.