Aircraft Photo of N827AA | Convair 440-49 Metropolitan | American Inter-Island | #1803
Registration / Serial:N827AA
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 440-49 Metropolitan
C/n (msn):490
Operator Titles:American Inter-Island
City / Airport:Charlotte Amalie / Saint Thomas - Cyril E KingMap
Country:United States Virgin Islands
Airport Codes:ICAO: TIST   IATA: STT   Local: STT   Other: -
Photo Date:October 1980
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1803
Photo Comment

St. Thomas was notorious among pilots for its short (then 4,658 ft) runway; the B727 was the heaviest type authorised to use it, and even then only in one direction. After the fatal crash of an AA 727 there in 4.76, the airline suspended jet service to the island and introduced Convairliners. This 440 was originally Garuda's PK-GCT in 1.58 and was b/u at Carlsbad in 1993. My arrival at STT was by Eastern - 727.... but I left on a Dak!

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