Historic Lockheed Electra gifted to Canadian museum

Marking its 85th anniversary, Air Canada has donated Lockheed L-10A Electra CF-TCC to Winnipeg's Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

The aircraft made its final journey as it taxied from the Air Canada hangar at Winnipeg International Airport to the museum at a handover ceremony.

One of three purchased by Air Canada's forerunner, Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA), in 1937, it was until recently one of only two Lockheed L10-A Electra aircraft still flying in the world. Named after a bright star in the Pleiades star cluster, the Electra once represented the exciting new face of commercial aviation.

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