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Viscount c/n 303

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 303 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-THU
January 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '639'. Taken at Albany Airport, New York, USA 30 January 1959 after an emergency landing.

After taking off from Idlewild Airport, New York, USA on a service to Dorval, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada, smoke entered the cockpit due to an Inverter burnout.

The Captain elected to land at the nearest available airport which was Albany.

All 4 crew and 39 passengers evacuated the aircraft without injury.

A United Press International photo by Joe Paeglow

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '639'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 25 October 1963 in the maintenance area.

Photo Ref FRP014

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THU
December 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '639'. Taken about to depart from an unknown location in December 1965 with two Canadair built T-33A trainers behind.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air Canada
CF-THU
April 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '639'. Taken at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 18 April 1966.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Air Canada
CF-THU
June 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '639'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1969.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Air Canada
CF-THU
May 1973

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '639'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in May 1973.

The aircraft behind is CF-TIE (C/N 385).

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Air Canada
CF-THU
July 1973

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '639'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa July 1973 now with its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines removed.

The aircraft behind are CF-TGV (C/N 59), CF-THM (C/N 273) and CF-THR (C/N 278).

Photo Ref FRP015

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THU
July 1975

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 30 July 1975.

Photo source - Pol van Damme via Joop de Groot

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CPD
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978 after its arrival from Canada.

In the background is sister aircraft 9Q-CKB (C/N 304).

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CPD
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 29 September 1978 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services.

In the background is sister aircraft 9Q-CKB (C/N 304).

Photo source - John Smith

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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