Travel back in time with the Viscount
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CF-GXK - Canadian Department of Transport - October 1955 to January 1983
Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at an unknown location in September 1977 with what appears to be the official welcoming of a VIP passenger. Just in view is the rear corner of a large black limousine. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.
Photo source - John H Mounce collection
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 TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines and Crown Assets Disposal Corporation
Its final owner/operator was Uplands Airport Authority as CF-GXK.
Withdrawn from service by the Canadian Department of Transport and stored at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada due to a cracked wing spar cap in July 1982.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.