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Viscount c/n 90

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 90 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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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
July 1955

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Carlisle Airport, Cumbria, England in July 1955 during the delivery to the USA.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
August 1955

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1955.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
September 1955

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1955.

All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running but the Ground Power Unit (GPU) has not yet been disconnected.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956 after a heavy landing broke the fuselage open.

Note that the No.3 propeller and Dart engine reduction gearbox front section is missing.

Photo source - Dave Erickson collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts.

Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open.

Note that the No.3 propeller and Dart engine reduction gearbox front section is missing.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open.

Note that the No.3 propeller and Dart engine reduction gearbox front section is missing.

United Press Telephoto.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and ruptured port wing panels.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and ruptured port wing panels.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open.

Note that the No.1 propeller and Dart engine reduction gearbox front section is missing.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and ruptured port wing panels.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and ruptured port wing panels.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and ruptured port wing panels.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and major disruption to the cabin interior.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 with the fuselage broken open and major disruption to the cabin interior.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Badly damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on a flight from Detroit - Willow Run, Michigan, USA. Taken 20 February 1956 and shows a detached propeller and reduction gearbox section with the stricken aircraft in the background.

Terry, who was a 26 year old Service Representative with Vickers-Armstrongs at the time rushed out from his office and took this photo.

His daughter Ann sent it in and said that her late father often spoke about this event.

Photo source - Terry Tomkinson via Ann Page

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956 after a heavy landing broke the fuselage open.

All the titles have been hurredly painted over, but it still looks like a Capital aircraft!

It is now being lifted by two tow trucks supporting the outer engine nacelles and air bags under each outer wing.

It was then taken away on a contracted boatyard low loader to a hangar for dismantling.

Note that all the cabin windows have been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956 after a heavy landing broke the fuselage open.

All the titles have been hurredly painted over, but it still looks like a Capital aircraft!

It has now been lifted onto a contracted boatyard low loader for transfer to a hangar for dismantling.

Two other tow trucks are supporting the outer engine nacelles.

Note that all the cabin windows have been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7404
February 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956 after a heavy landing broke the fuselage open.

All the titles have been hurredly painted over, but it still looks like a Capital aircraft!

It has now been lifted onto a contracted boatyard low loader for transfer to a hangar for dismantling.

Two other tow trucks are supporting the outer engine nacelles.

Note that all the cabin windows have been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

19

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7404
March 1956

Returned from Capital Airlines lease after a landing accident. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in March 1956 being dismantled for shipment back to the UK in a hangar next to 63rd Street.

It had made a landing short of runway 31R in February and was badly damaged.

It was subsequently rebuilt as C/N 301 for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and became CF-THJ.

Photo source - Art Krieger via Tom Kalina collection

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