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The Lockheed 12-A Electra Junior is a smaller version of the Lockheed Electra 10 airliner, designed to carry six passengers, instead of 10. At one point, the 12-A was owned by Lang Transportation and was used in the 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film “Rosalie.” The plane was parked at the Nevada County Airport Friday

afternoon because the owner and pilot, from Chino, Calif., had business in the area. It was first flown June 27, 1936, about two years after the first flight of the Electra 10. One-hundred-thirty 12-A Electra Juniors were built. Many 12-As were also used for military services in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Cuba and the Dutch East Indies.

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