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Viscount c/n 324

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 324 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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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
September 1957

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Was it painted here in Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) livery or did it actually go to the Philippines before heading to El Salvador? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo Ref V616

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-06C
October 1957

Leased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at an unknown location circa October 1957 possibly in the USA on delivery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

In the far background is a Lockheed Super Constellation.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
January 1959

Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in January 1959.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
August 1961

Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in August 1961.

Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
August 1961

Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in August 1961.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
September 1961

Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in September 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
August 1965

Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong 31 August 1965 in a later PAL livery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C771
October 1965

Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease. Taken at Bacolod-Silay Airport, Philippines in October 1965.

It is being repaired under a temporary covering after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing on the 17 October 1965.

All the Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed due to shockload damage when the propellers contacted the runway.

Roy worked for Vickers (later BAC) and had flown up from his base in Australia to carry out an investigation.

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
May 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 17 May 1967.

Photo source - Peter Clarke

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
July 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 17 July 1967.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
April 1968

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Seutula Airport, Helsinki, Finland 4 April 1968.

During a positioning flight the aircraft landed and veered to the left and despite the crew trying to correct it with opposite rudder, steering and brakes it ran off the side of the runway and collided with a snow embankment.

Photo source - John Maynard

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
February 1969

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Schoenefeld Airport, Berlin, West Germany 4 February 1969.

Photo source - Planeboys

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
March 1969

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in March 1969.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
March 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken departing from Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 24 March 1970.

Photo source - Kjell Nilsson

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
May 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa May 1970.

The aircraft behind are two Donaldson Airways Bristol Britannias and a Tradewinds Canadair CL-44 freighter.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
May 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in May 1970.

The ground handling has been provided by Dan-Air London.

In the left background is a Wardair Canada Boeing 707 and in the right background is a Donaldson Airways Bristol Britannia.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
May 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 25 May 1970.

It looks like the crew are waiting for some steps, but the door is open!

Photo source - Christoph Hartmann

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNM
June 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden circa June 1970, shortly before it was withdrawn from service.

Photo source - Niels Helmø-Larsen

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNM
September 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero AB who were part of the same group. Taken at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden circa September 1971.

It remained in Falconair Charter AB livery since its withdrawal from service in June 1970.


This airport closed in December 1971 and was replaced by the new one at Sturup.

Photo source - Alex Waning

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