VH-IMM Convair 440-11
Here's HB-IMM at London Airport, on a miserable (typical?)
day at London's Heathrow in 1957.
Photo by Rodney Brown. In 1968 -IMM was
sold/seconded to charter subsidiary SATA and
converted to a Convair 640
by the installation of a pair of Rolls-Royce Dart R.Da 10/1 engines.
Steve Williams took the
nice shot of it in that configuration (below) at Speke Airport,
(or John Lennon
Airport, as it had by then been renamed) in June 1970. HB-IMM
off at Tromso, Norway
on 17 July 1973 when it landed heavily, bounced,
and landed back nose-
The gear collapsed partly, and the aircraft came to rest 15m short of
the runway end.
There were no fatalities to the
60 souls on board. SATA itself ceased to operate after