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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 43

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 43 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
October 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop. The two aircraft behind are CF-TGM (C/N 50) and CF-TGN (C/N 51) which demonstrates that the building of some aircraft were carried out in customer batches rather than in strict construction number order.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1486 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop in the livery paint detail area.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1693 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop in the livery paint detail area. It is in the process of having the tail markings applied.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1694 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa November 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop in the livery paint detail area with CF-TGM (C/N 50) on the right.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1695 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
December 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa December 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop. The two aircraft behind are CF-TGM (C/N 50) and CF-TGN (C/N 51) which demonstrates that the building of some aircraft were carried out in customer batches rather than in strict construction number order.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
February 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1955 during the pre-delivery test flying period.

Photo source - Ray Breakingbury

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
February 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1955 for a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
September 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1958.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA 10 November 1958 shortly after being struck by a runaway Seaboard & Western Lockheed Super Constellation.

The Constellation is burning fiercely and the airport fire brigade are in attendance spraying foam to stop the fire from spreading. (NFB photo)

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA 10 November 1958 shortly after being struck by a runaway Seaboard & Western Lockheed Super Constellation.

The Constellation is burning fiercely and the airport fire brigade are in attendance spraying foam to stop the fire from spreading.

Cleveland Press Agency Photo Ref A2546 Series

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA 10 November 1958 shortly after being struck by a runaway Seaboard & Western Lockheed Super Constellation.

The Constellation is burning fiercely and the airport fire brigade are in attendance spraying foam to stop the fire from spreading. The Viscount fuselage was not badly affected by the fire.

Cleveland Press Agency Photo Ref A2546 Series

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA 10 November 1958 after being struck by a runaway Seaboard & Western Lockheed Super Constellation.

The airport fire brigade has covered both aircraft in foam to dampen down the fire. Note the large opening in the Viscount rear fuselage which the airport fire service have hacked into to check that there was no one else on board.

Cleveland Press Agency Photo Ref A2546 Series

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA 10 November 1958 after being struck by a runaway Seaboard & Western Lockheed Super Constellation.

The airport fire brigade has covered both aircraft in foam to dampen down the fire. The triple fin and starboard wing of the Super Constellation is clearly visible.

Note the large opening in the Viscount rear fuselage which the airport fire service have hacked into to check that there was no one else on board.

Associated Press Agency Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA 10 November 1958. These are the two TCA Stewardesses that had to run for their lives as they were warned of the approaching Lockheed Super Constellation.

Jeanine Bedard on the left tripped and fell and cut her forehead, hence the plaster. Together with Karin Foch they now have plenty to smile about after their very lucky escape. This also applied to the five man crew on board the Constellation!

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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