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Viscount c/n 274

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Below are the 28 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 274 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-THN
May 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 May 1958.

Photo source - Mike Ody collection via George Trussel

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The runway had been coated in foam to prevent a fire.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

3

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

Here, passengers are assisted in getting off the aircraft.

The runway had been coated in foam to prevent a fire which can be seen in this view.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

Here, passengers are assisted in getting off the aircraft.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

Here, passengers are assisted in getting off the aircraft.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The curled propellers resulted in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The curled propellers resulted in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The curled propellers resulted in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The curled propellers resulted in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The runway had been coated in foam to prevent a fire which can be seen in this view.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The runway had been coated in foam to prevent a fire which can be seen here on the main undercarriage leg tyres.

Photo source - William (Bill) Gywnne (Captain) via Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The runway had been coated in foam to prevent a fire which can be seen in this view.

Photo source - Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
July 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada 18 July 1962 after a landing accident when the nose undercarriage leg failed to extend.

The runway had been coated in foam to prevent a fire which can be seen in this view.

Photo source - Dave Peters

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THN
October 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '632'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 24 October 1963 in the maintenance area.

Photo Ref FRP006

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THN
September 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '632'. Taken at an unknown location in September 1965.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Air Canada
CF-THN
March 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '632'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in March 1968.

Note that the fleet number on the tail is now painted white instead of black in order to improve the visibility from the ramp.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

18

Air Canada
CF-THN
January 1970

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '632'. Taken at Chapeskie Field, London, Ontario, Canada 11 January 1970.

The static wicks at the top of the rudder are frozen in the flying position.

No sign of a cabin heat blower.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

19

Air Canada
CF-THN
June 1970

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '632'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1970 with a fantastic cloud formation.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

20

Air Canada
CF-THN
March 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '632'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 26 March 1971.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

21

Air Canada
CF-THN
June 1973

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '632'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1973.

Does anyone recognise the distinctive building in the background.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

22

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THN
July 1975

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken from the rear door of CF-TIE (C/N 385) at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1975 and surrounded by others.

Note the fuel dump nozzle on the wings and that the propellers have been removed from CF-THN.

The tail of CF-THG (C/N 224) can be seen furthest away.

Photo Ref KDO-114F

Photo source - Keith Olson

23

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THN
May 1978

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa May 1978.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THN
February 1981

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in February 1981.

The aircraft on the left is CF-TIE (C/N 385).

Photo source - Gary Vincent

25

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THN
July 1983

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1983.

The aircraft on the left is CF-TIE (C/N 385) and on the right is CF-THP (C/N 276).

Photo Ref FRP036

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

26

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THN
July 1983

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1983.

The aircraft on the right is CF-THP (C/N 276).

Photo Ref NN-11

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

27

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THN
June 1984

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1984 a few weeks before it was cut up for scrap.

Photo Ref NN-9

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

28

Transport Canada
CF-THN
August 1984

Remains of the aircraft acquired from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in August 1984 in the process of being scrapped.

The tail on the left belongs to Aero Trades Western Ltd Douglas DC4 C-FGNI which sadly crashed in 1996.

Wonder if anybody saved that door!

Photo Ref BAPCN-309

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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