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Viscount c/n 273

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 273 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-THM
December 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '631'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 18 December 1957 during the delivery to Canada in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THM
June 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '631'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 12 June 1961 after suffering an undercarriage collapse during an emergency landing.

Photo source - Reginald Rowe

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THM
June 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '631'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 12 June 1961 after suffering an undercarriage collapse during an emergency landing.

The heavily curled propellers resulted in shockload damage to all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Reginald Rowe

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THM
June 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '631'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec Canada 12 June 1961 after suffering an undercarriage collapse during an emergency landing.N

ote that the port flap has been worn away at the corner.

Photo source - Reginald Rowe

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Air Canada
CF-THM
January 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '631'. Taken at a snowy Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 30 January 1965, still in its TCA 'white top' livery.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

Photo Ref FRP004

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THM
June 1967

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '631'. Taken about to depart from Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1967.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Air Canada
CF-THM
April 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '631'. Taken at Chapeskie Field, London, Ontario, Canada 10 April 1971.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

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National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
CF-THM
March 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1974 with the forward fuselage section cut off.

The remains were sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd in June 1975.

Does anyone know what the NRC used the forward section for?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
CF-THM
March 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1974 with the forward fuselage section cut off.

The remains were sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd in June 1975.

Does anyone know what the NRC used the forward section for?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
CF-THM
March 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 March 1974 with the forward fuselage section cut off.

Jim and Tim Smith (seen here) had just ferried CF-THB (C/N 219) from Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada and were shocked to see this headless Viscount.

The remains were sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd in June 1975.

Does anyone know what the NRC used the forward section for?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Jim Gregory collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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