Consolidated Airlines Fairchild F-27B
Photographs of Northern Consolidated F-27s are rare
and I am indebted to Lars Opland for the
images on this
page. Unfortunately the identities of either of these machines
cannot be determined.
operated three of them ( N4903, N4904 and N4905), and all were absorbed
Consolidated fleet when Wien Alaska purchased Northern Consolidated in
March of 1968.
NCA's F-27s were unique in that they were the only
three F-27Bs produced. This model had a
side cargo door on the forward fuselage (seen open in the above
shot). Note rough field
on the lower
shot......a testament to the ruggedness of this Dutch-designed aircraft.