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Viscount c/n 302

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 302
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)


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This V.757 series Viscount was built for
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THT

It first flew on Sunday, 23 February 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 302
Air Canada


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Its final owner/operator was
Air Canada as CF-THT.

Its fate:-
Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change. Damaged beyond economic repair after landing short at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 12 June 1964. It was still in TCA livery and was subsequently robbed of all useful parts and then broken up for scrap.


Operational record
Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-THT

Country of Registration Canada

March 1958 to June 1964

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

CF-THT - c/n 302 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

September 1956
An order was placed by Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) for a fourth batch of two Type V.757 aircraft as a follow on from the previous Type V.724 and V.757 orders.

This was the twenty third one built.

The total order for V.757 aircraft reached thirty six in May 1957.

Production Order No. F23/757. Sales Order No. F23/76B. Stock Order No……...

23 February 1958
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

It was fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

27 February 1958
Aircraft passed off by TCA inspectors as completed and ready for delivery.

It was painted in the later 'white top' livery.

1 March 1958
Departed from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England on delivery to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '638'.

After refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland it continued on to Keflavik Airport, Iceland (742 nautical miles) where it stopped overnight.

2 March 1958
Departed from Keflavik Airport, Iceland to Bluie West 8 (BW8) Airfield, Sondre Stromfjord, Western Greenland (804 nautical miles), Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada (872 nautical miles), Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada (810 nautical miles).

BW8 was built during WWII to assist the transfer of military aircraft from North America to Europe and was opened in October 1941.

The cabin seating was installed in Canada, as the seats used by TCA were of American manufacture.

The cabin was fitted out with 44 seats which was a reduction from the original 48 seat specification and provided more leg room.

This was heavily marketed and resulted in a high load factor compared to the 18 seat Douglas DC-3 that it replaced on some routes.

1 June 1964
Transferred to Air Canada due to a corporate name change.


Photo of Air Canada Viscount CF-THT

Country of Registration Canada

June 1964 to June 1964

Air Canada

CF-THT - c/n 302 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

1 June 1964
Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '638'.

12 June 1964
Damaged beyond economic repair after landing short at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

It was still in its TCA livery at the time.

There were no serious injuries to the crew and passengers on board.

Total time 14,448 hours.

It was then robbed of all useful parts.

Remains broken up for scrap.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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