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Viscount c/n 319

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 319 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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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T623
August 1959

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. using the call sign 'CU-N623'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in August 1959 during its delivery to Cuba and parked in front of the busy spectator area.

Photo source - J E Brownlow

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
March 1962

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 15 March 1962 in a basic Cubana livery during the long journey from Cuba to Australia.

It is undergoing repairs due to bladder fuel tank leaks discovered at Keflavik Airport, Iceland.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
January 1963

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa January 1963.

This is clearly a publicity photo for Ford Australia with a Falcon XL Utility (Ute), Falcon XK Wagon and an Ansett-ANA Air Cargo Thames van.

Photo source - Alistair Bridges collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
April 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 18 April 1966 after an emergency landing.

The nose undercarriage steering had failed when they took off from Longreach Airport, Queensland and when it landed here it veered off onto the grass at the runway intersection.

John was on board and took this photo after he left the aircraft.

Note the rear evacuation slides and open overwing exit windows.

Photo source - John McKnoulty via Robyn Russell

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
April 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 18 April 1966 after an emergency landing.

The nose undercarriage steering had failed when they took off from Longreach Airport, Queensland and when it landed here it veered off onto the grass at the runway intersection.

John was on board and took this photo after he left the aircraft.

Note the rear evacuation slides, open overwing exit windows and two fire trucks in attendance which luckily were not needed.

Photo source - John McKnoulty via Robyn Russell

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
April 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 18 April 1966 after an emergency landing.

The nose undercarriage steering had failed when they took off from Longreach Airport, Queensland and when it landed here it veered off onto the grass at the runway intersection.

John was on board and took this photo after he left the aircraft.

Another passenger is coming down the rear evacuation slide and yet another through one of the open overwing exit windows.

Photo source - John McKnoulty via Robyn Russell

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
April 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 18 April 1966 after an emergency landing.

The nose undercarriage steering had failed when they took off from Longreach Airport, Queensland and when it landed here it veered off onto the grass at the runway intersection.

John was on board and took this photo after he left the aircraft.

Passengers are coming out of the open overwing exit windows assisted by the flight crew onto the wing and down the flap.

Photo source - John McKnoulty via Robyn Russell

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
April 1967

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken departing from Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 15 April 1967.

Photo source - David A Carter

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
February 1968

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in February 1968.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
May 1968

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in May 1968.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RML
September 1969

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in September 1969.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RML
February 1970

Title transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in February 1970 minus titles and awaiting a sale with four other Viscounts for company.

Photo source - Gary Grimes

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Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RML
February 1970

Title transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in February 1970 minus titles and awaiting a sale.

Photo source - Gary Grimes

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Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RML
March 1970

Title transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in March 1970 minus titles and awaiting a sale.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
VH-RML
May 1970

Purchased from Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in May 1970 prior to its delivery to Taiwan looking smart in its new livery.

Titles and the Taiwanese registration were applied after it arrived in Taiwan.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2019
June 1971

Purchased from Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd. and re-registered from VH-RML. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan in June 1971.

In the background is China Airlines (Taiwan) Douglas C-54A B-1811 (C/N 10302) and two North American Rockwell OV-10 Broncos.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVK
July 1978

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) named 'Nias'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 1978 in the original livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Tien Yuan Tziuj Airlines
B-2019
June 2003

Acquired from Asia Aviation Services. Taken at an amusement park near Touliu, Yunlin County, Taiwan circa June 2003.

The park is now closed and the aircraft abandoned to the undergrowth.

It has fictitious airline titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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