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Viscount c/n 218

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 218 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-THA
October 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '619'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The paper sign on the front lower fuselage states 'BE CAREFUL!'.

This one and CF-THB (C/N 219) were the last TCA Viscounts built without a weather radar nose.

Photo source - British Columbia Aviation Museum collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THA
May 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '619'. Taken departing from Quebec City Airport, Province of Quebec, Canada circa May 1959, now in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Jacques Trempe

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THA
October 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '619'. Taken at Bagotville Airport, Province of Quebec, Canada 10 October 1962 shortly after the accident involving an RCAF F-101B Voodoo.

It is testament to the strength of the Viscount that this aircraft was rebuilt and returned to service for a further 8,000 hours.

Photo Ref CSL4809

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THA
October 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '619'. Taken at Bagotville Airport, Province of Quebec, Canada 10 October 1962 shortly after the accident involving an RCAF F-101B Voodoo and shows the extensive damage to the rear fuselage.

Photo Ref CSL4810

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Canadian Inspection & Test Company
CF-THA
September 1963

Purchased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 30 September 1963 in the original livery.

Photo Ref FRP057

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Canadian Inspection & Test Company
CF-THA
June 1964

Purchased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and now named 'La Vicomtesse' (Viscountess). Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1964 in the second livery.

Photo source - Mike Ody collection via George Trussel

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Canadian Inspection & Test Company
CF-THA
June 1965

Purchased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and now named 'La Vicomtesse' (Viscountess). Taken at an unknown location in June 1965 in the third livery with a revised tail logo.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Canadian Inspection & Test Company
CF-THA
March 1966

urchased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and now named 'La Vicomtesse' (Viscountess). Taken at an unknown location circa March 1966.

Photo Ref FRP058

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Canadian Inspection & Test Company
CF-THA
June 1966

Purchased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and now named 'La Vicomtesse' (Viscountess). Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in June 1966.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Richard Dumigan

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Canadian Inspection & Test Company
CF-THA
April 1968

Purchased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and now named 'La Vicomtesse' (Viscountess). Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 April 1968.

Photo source - Mike Ody collection via George Trussel

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
June 1969

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken in the maintenance area at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1969.

The tip tank of the smaller aircraft has the same livery stripes.

Photo Ref FRP059

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
September 1969

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1969. Note the Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust at the rear of the fuselage.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
June 1970

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1970.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
September 1971

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken landing at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1971.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
September 1971

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken landing at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1971.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
October 1971

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken in the maintenance area at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in October 1971.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
July 1974

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken arriving at Wabush Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in July 1974.

It later returned to Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada with mining staff.

Photo source - Robert Wilson

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
May 1976

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken at Wabush Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada circa May 1976.

The Gates Learjet 25 in the back ground belongs to the US parent company Pickands Mather & Co of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Photo source - Ian Arnold

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA
October 1978

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa October 1978 during the final phase of being scrapped.

The way they are cutting up the fuselage suggests that they possibly intended to save the nose section but unfortunately it was finally scrapped as well.

Photo Ref FRP032

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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