McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 N91S (c/n 47063)
indicated, Southern did not operate turboprops, but waited until May of
1967 for their first
short bodied DC-9s to be delivered. Here is the first one, N91S
blasting out of Hartsfield Airport
on a route proving flight.
Ten years later Southern gained its first international route, to the
aircraft went on to serve with continuing airlines Republic and
being withdrawn from use.