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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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Photo of Canadian Department of Transport Viscount CF-GXK
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CF-GXK - Canadian Department of Transport - March 1955 to May 1955

Delivered new to the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in April 1955 inside the DoT hangar.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Canadian Department of Transport Viscount CF-GXK
Canadian Department of Transport

This aircraft c/n 70, a V.737, was built for Canadian Department of Transport as CF-GXK and first flew on Tuesday, 15 March 1955 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and Crown Assets Disposal Corporation

Its final owner/operator was Uplands Airport Authority as CF-GXK.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by the Canadian Department of Transport and stored at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada due to a cracked wing spar cap in July 1982.

Robbed of all useful parts with the remains being donated to the Airport Manager at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Canada for use by the fire department for training purposes in 1984.

Airlifted by a Canadian Armed Forces Boeing Vertol Chinook helicopter to a nearby landfill site October 1984.

It was placed on its belly on a downslope to simulate a crash position for training purposes by the airport fire department.

Subsequently broken up for scrap.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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