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Viscount c/n 288

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Below are the 20 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 288 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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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6596C
November 1958

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken arriving at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 1 November 1958.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines are already shut down.

It was on its way to the USA.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6596C
June 1962

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and weather radar nose inherited from the cancelled Capital Airlines order.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6596C
July 1962

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken at an unknown location in July 1962.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and weather radar nose inherited from the cancelled Capital Airlines order.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6596C
June 1963

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken at an unknown location in June 1963.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and weather radar nose inherited from the cancelled Capital Airlines order.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N6596C
October 1963

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 5 October 1963 during a public auction of nine Northeast Airlines Viscounts which had been repossessed by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd in lieu of purchase payment debt owed.

They were collectively sold for US$3,215,000 with Auctioneer Aaron Crock holding up his bidding tally book.

The airline had already changed back to additional piston powered Douglas DC6B aircraft with a Government subsidy of US$3,700,000, as recommended by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to keep its struggling New England routes going, having already lost its routes to Florida.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRM
April 1964

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in late April 1964 in a basic Northeast Airlines livery during the delivery from the USA to Italy.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'

Photo source - Chris Charland

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Alitalia
I-LIRM
April 1964

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 30 April 1964 in a basic Northeast Airlines livery after arriving from the USA via various refuelling stops.

It moved on to Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England the same day during the journey south to Rome, Italy.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo Ref V1209

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LIRM
July 1965

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in July 1965 with Air France providing the ground support.

Photo Ref V292

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LIRM
December 1965

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken arriving at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 30 December 1965 with the outboard Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRM
January 1966

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in January 1966.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
I-LIRM
January 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 14 January 1970 en-route to Ecuador, still in the basic Alitalia livery without titles and still carrying the Italian registration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

This view shows where the aircraft ended up with tyre skid marks evident on the runway.

Photo source - Guido Chavez

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Quite a crowd has now gathered to look at the stricken aircraft under the control of the local police.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

This view shows local police officers examining the curled No.3 and No.4 propellers which would have resulted in both Rolls-Royce RDa6 Mark 510 engines being heavily shockloaded.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Compare this photo with a similar one taken of HC-ATV (C/N 458) in October 1982 at the same location.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ART
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 3 June 1970 after overrunning the end of the runway.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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