In your Sept. 8 issue you have an article “Engine malfunction grounds last airworthy Lockheed Constellation.”
I believe there may be an error as to what engine was damaged. The accompanying photo is showing the No. 2 engine as being removed. At least two places in the article the engine is referred to as ” No. 3.”
Most all multiengine aircraft number their engines from left to right, looking forward, e.g. left outboard is 1, left inboard is 2, right inboard is 3, and the right outboard is 4.
Hope this helps.
Editor’s Note: During the interview, a source from the Airline History Museum said the No. 3 engine malfunctioned. However, a statement appearing on the museum’s website (AirlineHistoryMuseum.com) says that three cylinders from the No. 2 engine failed.