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Viscount c/n 429

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Below are the 25 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 429 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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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken flying along the South Coast of England 18 July 1958 during its first test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

It was airborne for 30 minutes.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 July 1958 shortly after its first test flight.

It was airborne for 30 minutes.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 July 1958 shortly after its first test flight.

It was airborne for 30 minutes.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1958.

A nice view of the fuel discharge tube on the photographer's Viscount.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8941 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8944 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
August 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1958.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

It had returned to Vickers for modification work.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9832 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the forward cabin with standard airline seats looking rearward towards the partitioned VIP area.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9835 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the rear partitioned VIP area.

It has four seats, two single beds and a lounge area.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9836 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the rear partitioned VIP area with a closeup of the lounge area.

No seat belts evident so presumably only occupied in cruise flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9837 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the rear partitioned VIP area.

A closeup of the four seats.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9839 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the rear partitioned VIP area.

A closeup of the two single beds looking towards the rear galley.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9841 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the main cockpit panel and centre console.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9842 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
January 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959.

A view of the cockpit overhead panel.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9843 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 17 February 1959.

The crumpled and broken forward fuselage section is lying inverted with rescuers trying to clear away the debris to gain access after the fire has been extinguished.

This photo appeared in the Daily Mail newspaper the next morning.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 17 February 1959.

Fire and Ambulance crews are clearing away debris to gain access after the fire had been extinguished.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

The crumpled and broken rear fuselage section is seen lying amongst the trees.

It really is amazing that anyone survived this crash.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

A view of the rear VIP cabin.

Compare this with the photos taken just a month earlier.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

A Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelle is lying on the ground with evidence of fire damage.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

The crumpled and broken rear fuselage section is lying amongst the trees.

It really is amazing that anyone survived this crash.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

The crumpled starboard wing is in the foreground and the rear fuselage section in the background.

It really is amazing that anyone survived this crash.

Photo source - S Prior

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

The crumpled and broken fuselage section is lying amongst the trees.

It really is amazing that anyone survived this crash.

Photo source - S Prior

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash scene taken at Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport 18 February 1959, the day after the crash.

The crumpled and broken fuselage section is lying amongst the trees.

It really is amazing that anyone survived this crash.

Photo source - Surrey Police Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
February 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken near Jordan's Wood, Rusper, Surrey near Gatwick Airport in late February 1959.

After the fatal crash 17 February a section of the fuselage is being taken away on an ex Army Bedford truck under Surrey Police escort on its journey to Croydon Airport.

The car is an early version of the Austin Cambridge.

Photo source - Ken Shanaberger

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV
May 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A view of the crash wreckage inside a hangar at Croydon Airport, Surrey, England 2 May 1959 where the accident investigation took place.

The aircraft had crashed on approach to Gatwick Airport 17 February 1959.

It really is amazing that anyone survived this crash.

On the left is the fuselage of an ex RAF DH82A Tiger Moth R4959 which was rebuilt by Rollason's as G-ARAZ in March 1960.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

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