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Flying with BOAC in May and June 1949, this aircraft flew two loads of supplies from London via Keflavik to relieve the floods in Winnipeg. The second of these flights, carrying 24,640 lb, was at the time the heaviest load to be airlifted across the Altantic. After the floods abated, the aircraft was opened to the public. Paying 25¢ each, 6,000 people toured the aircraft, while 5,000 more were turned away.
- Used for Guppy programme
- Klaas, M.D. (June 2000). "Stratocruiser Part Three". Air Classics. Retrieved on 2008-10-07.</cite>