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Viscount c/n 127

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 127 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)
N7429
September 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '348'. Taken landing at an unknown location circa September 1956.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7429
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '348'. A stunning night shot taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA in June 1958

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7429
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '348'. Taken arriving at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in late May 1961 shortly before the transfer to United Air Lines.

Note that it now has weather radar installed as denoted by the black nose and lettering. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

4

United Air Lines
N7429
June 1962

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘348’. Taken at Liberty Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA circa June 1962.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo Ref V653

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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United Air Lines
N7429
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘348’. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in June 1965 with N7406 (C/N 104) arriving in the background.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extendable guard fencing to keep passengers away from the propellers.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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United Air Lines
N7429
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘348’. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in June 1965 with N7406 (C/N 104) arriving in the background.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extendable guard fencing to keep passengers away from the propellers.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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United Air Lines
N7429
May 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to merger retaining fleet number ‘348’. Taken at Asheville Airport, North Carolina, USA in May 1966.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the extendable guard fencing to keep passengers away from the propellers.

On the runway in the background is another Dart powered aircraft, an Allegheny Airlines Fairchild F27.

Photo source - John F Ciesla

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United Air Lines
N7429
December 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to merger retaining fleet number ‘348’. Taken at Canton Regional Airport, Akron, Ohio, USA 11 December 1967 after overrunning the runway.

It was damaged beyond economic repair.

Note the extended forward 'airsteps' deployed to assist in the evacuation of the passengers and crew.

Luckily there was no post-crash fire.

Photo source - Akron Beacon Journal Photographic Archives

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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