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Viscount c/n 55

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Below are the 15 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 55 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-TGR
April 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is CF-TGQ (C/N 54) and the aircraft behind is CF-TGS (C/N 56).

Vickers Photo Ref MP2436X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR
July 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken at Windsor Airport, Ontario, Canada 9 July 1956 after an emergency landing.

During a high speed emergency descent following the failure of the No.4 engine the rotational energy of the uncontrolled propeller resulted in the separation of the propeller blades and the release of the propeller hub together with the front section of the reduction gearbox.

One of the propeller blades penetrated the cabin while the aircraft was over the town of Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan, USA on a flight from Chicago to Toronto with fatal results to one passenger.

The 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe belonged to the coronor, who attended because of the fatal injury.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR
July 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken at Windsor Airport, Ontario, Canada 9 July 1956 after an emergency landing.

During a high speed emergency descent following the failure of the No.4 engine the rotational energy of the uncontrolled propeller resulted in the separation of the propeller blades and the release of the propeller hub together with the front section of the reduction gearbox.

One of the propeller blades penetrated the cabin while the aircraft was over the town of Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan, USA on a flight from Chicago to Toronto with fatal results to one passenger.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR
June 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, Canada in June 1958 in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR
June 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken departing from Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, Canada in June 1958 in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR
September 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa September 1963. Photo Ref FRP044

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR
June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. When the TCA fleet was transferred to Air Canada in June 1964 the stainless steel identification plates were removed from the forward cabin bulkhead of each aircraft.

Bob and brother Jack both worked for TCA at the time and Bob acquired this plate and the one from CF-TCP (C/N 53) for his collection.

Photo source - Bob Stephens collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
September 1965

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France 19 September 1965.

Photo source - Eric G collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
June 1970

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France in June 1970 undergoing maintenance with a Nord 262 in the background. It looks like the No.2 Rotol Accessory Gearbox is being removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
June 1971

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France circa June 1971.

Photo source - egalpeyo

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
June 1972

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa June 1972.

Photo source - Mick West

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
May 1973

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken being towed at Orly Airport, Paris, France 7 May 1973.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
June 1973

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France 2 June 1973.

In the background is an Olympic Airways Boeing 727-200 from Greece.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
April 1974

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France in April 1974 with Sud SE210 Caravelle III F-BNKB behind.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BNAX
June 1974

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken arriving at Orly Airport, Paris, France in June 1974 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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