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Viscount c/n 277

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Below are the 22 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 277 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-THQ
September 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '635'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1959.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THQ
December 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '635'. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1959.

Photo source - Ron Corrin collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THQ
March 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '635'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 4 March 1964.

Photo Ref FRP011

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
July 1966

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in July 1966.

In the background is a McDonnell Douglas DC9, another Viscount and a Vickers V.952 Vanguard with an Air Canada Douglas DC8 taxying out in the far distance.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
July 1966

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in July 1966.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
June 1967

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'. Taken at Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada 1 June 1967.

The passenger at the base of the steps is carrying a KLM horizontal striped flight bag.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
July 1968

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 4 July 1968.

Photo source - William (Bill) J Armstrong via John F Ciesla

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
April 1969

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'. Taken landing at John F Kennedy Airport, New York, USA 1 April 1969.

Photo source - John Toomey

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
June 1969

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1969.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Air Canada
CF-THQ
November 1969

Transferred from Trans Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '635'.

A nice closeup view of the tail fin taken at London Airport, Ontario, Canada in November 1969.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THQ
September 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1974.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Wabush Mines Ltd
C-FTHQ
June 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in June 1978.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
C-FTHQ
September 1980

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3 September 1980.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

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Filair
9Q-CTU
October 1990

Purchased from Wabush Mines. Taken at Ndolo Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 16 October 1990 with a SUD SE210 Caravelle in the background.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

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Filair
9Q-CTU
April 1992

Purchased from Wabush Mines. Taken at Ndjili International Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 17 April 1992 a month after its landing accident.

Note the support under the starboard wing and the rear fuselage.

It was eventually repaired and sold to Bazair.

Photo source - Tony de Bruyn

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
June 2002

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo circa June 2002.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
September 2004

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 9 September 2004.

It has been in storage since 1998 which explains the poor external condition.

Photo source - Michael Fabry

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
February 2013

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 February 2013.

It has now been in storage since 1998 which explains the poor external condition.

Photo source - Cody Pope

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
August 2019

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 August 2019.

The nose of the aircraft is now lying on the ground after the collapse of the soft earth.

The other aircraft is likely to be more active!

Photo source - Google Earth

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
November 2019

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 30 November 2019.

The nose of the aircraft is still lying on the ground.

Photo source - Stephen Oliver

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
November 2019

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 30 November 2019.

The nose of the aircraft is still lying on the ground.

Note that the lower blade of the No.2 propeller has driven itself into the laterite.

Photo source - Stephen Oliver

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Bazair
9Q-CTU
December 2020

Purchased from Filair and named 'Mampala'. Taken stored at Boende Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 30 November 2019.

The nose of the aircraft is still lying on the ground.

The main undercarriage is also now sinking into the soft earth.

Photo source - Mohamed Tayelseed

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