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FS2004 Paradise Airlines L049 Constellation. Textures for the Lockheed L-049 Constellation by the team Roland Berger, Volker Boehme, Manfred Jahn, Luis Pallas, Bill Tyne and Stefan Werner. The company Nevada Airmotive bought TWA's L-049 fleet in 1962 for lease and/or resale them. But only five of the 25 Constellations found new operators. One of these aircraft was c/n 2025, built 1945 and used by Lockheed as factory demonstrator until delivered to TWA as NC86504 "Star of France" in 1946. Sold to Nevada Airmotive in 1962 and leased to Futura Airlines and some months later to Paradise Airlines Inc. Paradise used the plane together with two further Constellations for flights from Oakland, Salinas, San Jose and other points in California to Lake Tahoe, bringing people to Harrah's gambling club there. Sadly N86504 crashed 1 March 1964 nine miles northwest of Lake Tahoe into the mountains with the loss of all 85 on board. Paradise AL then was forced to close down by FAA for failing to conduct a safe operation. By Manfred Meyer.