Airways Boeing 727-021 N317PA
American were rather late in ordering the 727, not putting them into
service until late 1965.
is original "unstretched" model. Illustrated is "Clipper Do Soto"
which was written off in
a crash at Berlin's Tegel
Airport in November 1966, ten months after it went into service. It was
operating a cargo
flight from Frankfort to Tempelhof Airport. However, due to
being done at that latter
airport it was diverted to Tegel. The aircraft impacted the
never determined although
visibility was very poor at the time) in the Soviet held zone of (what
Germany.. The Soviets never returned the flight data