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Viscount c/n 360

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Below are the 22 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 360 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
N248V
August 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in August 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Flight International produced this photo as a postcard.

Photo source - Charles Edward Brown

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Continental Airlines
N248V
August 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1958 during a visit from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Continental Airlines
N248V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England 5 September 1958 and about to take off as part of Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

It was quite common in those days for professional photographers to be allowed to be near the active runway.

The white tail behind belongs to de Havilland Comet 3B G-ANLO.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Continental Airlines
N248V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1958 and about to take off as part of Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo Ref V490

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Continental Airlines
N248V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1958 during a flying display for the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Continental Airlines
N248V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken landing at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1958 after taking part in the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Continental Airlines
N248V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken landing at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1958 after taking part in the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N248V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1958 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Continental Airlines
N248V
June 1964

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, USA in June 1964.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Continental Airlines
N248V
June 1965

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in June 1965.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background is a Boeing 707 from the same operator.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N248V
April 1966

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, USA 21 April 1966.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
April 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1967 inside the main Channel Airways maintenance hangar after the Channel titles had been applied to the basic Continental Airlines livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 3 May 1967 after crashing shortly after takeoff during a test flight.

This view shows the fire brigade bringing the fire under control by using foam.

Press Association Photo Ref PAP127930-1.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 3 May 1967 after crashing shortly after takeoff during a test flight.

This view shows the fire brigade bringing the fire under control by using foam.

Press Association Photo Ref PAP127930-2.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 3 May 1967 after crashing shortly after takeoff during a test flight.

This view shows the fire brigade checking that the foam has extinguished all the fire.

Press Association Photo Ref PAP127930-3.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 6 May 1967 at the crash site in the storage compound, three days after the accident.

Photo source - Richard Goring

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 6 May 1967 at the crash site in the storage compound, three days after the accident.

Photo source - Richard Goring

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 6 May 1967 at the crash site in the storage compound three days after the accident.

Note that the No.3 propeller is not feathered which counters some of the rumours that the wrong starboard engine had been feathered.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 6 May 1967 at the crash site in the storage compound three days after the accident.

Note the overturned crane in the foreground that was hit by the starboard wing as the aircraft entered the compound.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 6 May 1967 at the crash site in the storage compound with scattered oil drums, three days after the accident.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airfield, Rochford, Essex, England 6 May 1967 at the crash site in the storage compound, three days after the accident.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVJZ
January 2010

Purchased from Continental Airlines. The battered stainless steel aircraft identification plate was salvaged from the wreckage and now forms part of Brian's Viscount collection.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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