Aviation Photo #1290354 Douglas DC-6A - Trans Continental Airlines

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Probably encountered some engine-trouble not long ago and needed an oil-transfusion.
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    Gerard Helmer
    Trans Continental Airlines
    Douglas DC-6A
    Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
    Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
    Douglas
    44070
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    N616SE
    Detroit - Willow Run
    Michigan
    USA
    1990
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Photo Added: November 09, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
I've flown this particular airplane. It burned about 1 gallon per hour per engine of oil. Each engine had a 35 gallon oil tank with a dip stick marked in 5 gallon increments. There was also a 26 gallon tank in the left wing fillet that could be pumped to any engine. I don't see any indication of engine problems, no prop feathered, large amounts of oil on the outside of the plane or a big oil slick underneath.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I see lots of "oil dry" that kitty litter stuff on the ground, looks like this one was making a mess. I saw this aircraft (11 years after thus photo was taken) just a few years before it was scrapped.

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