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Viscount c/n 135

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Below are the 6 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 135 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)
N7437
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ' 356 '. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa July 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Behind are two more Capital Viscounts, N7438 (C/N 136) and N7439 (C/N 137).

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7437
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ' 356 '. Taken arriving at Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, USA circa June 1957.

The No.3 Rolls-Royce Dart engine is still running which is unusual as the No.2 has already stopped. Two other Capital Viscounts behind.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7437
April 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ' 356 '. Taken at Freeland near the Tri-City Airport, Saginaw, Michigan, USA 6 April 1958 after stalling and crashing on approach.

This view was taken on the night of the accident.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7437
April 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ' 356 '. Taken at Freeland near the Tri-City Airport, Saginaw, Michigan, USA 7 April 1958 after stalling and crashing on approach.

This view was taken on the morning after the accident as an official sifts through the debris searching for personal effects.

Note that the repositioining of the registration had already taken place at this time.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7437
April 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ' 356 '. Taken at Freeland near the Tri-City Airport, Saginaw, Michigan, USA 7 April 1958 after stalling and crashing on approach.

This view was taken on the morning after the accident.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7437
April 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ' 356 '. Taken at Freeland near the Tri-City Airport, Saginaw, Michigan, USA 7 April 1958 after stalling and crashing on approach.

This view was taken on the morning after the accident.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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