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Viscount c/n 356

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 356 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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Continental Airlines
N242V
February 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in February 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N241V (C/N 355).

Vickers Photo Ref MP8053X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Continental Airlines
N242V
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop final finish bay.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8248 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Continental Airlines
N242V
August 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in August 1958.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N242V
January 1959

Leased from Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in January 1959 with Capital Airlines titles applied to the Continental livery.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N242V
January 1959

Leased from Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in January 1959 with Capital Airlines titles applied to the Continental livery.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Continental Airlines
N242V
June 1960

Returned from Capital Airlines lease. Taken landing at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Colorada, USA circa June 1960.

Photo source - Kristian Sagia collection

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Continental Airlines
N242V
January 1963

Returned from Capital Airlines lease. Taken at Kansas City Municipal Airport, Missouri, USA 29 January 1963.

A Missouri police officer and his dog stand guard over the burnt out hulk of the Viscount after it overshot the runway and crashed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Continental Airlines
N242V
January 1963

Returned from Capital Airlines lease. A dramatic shot as a landing jetliner flies over the crash scene at Kansas City Municipal Airport, Missouri 30 January 1963, a day after the accident and shows how much of a drop there was from the end of runway 18.

No doubt incoming flight crews were saddened at the sight.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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