Aircraft Photo of VH-TVC | Vickers 720 Viscount | Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA | #78468
Registration / Serial:VH-TVC
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):46
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Oxley
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:December 1954
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID: 78468
Photo Comment

Photographed by TAA over Westernport Bay, probably in December 1954 ahead of VH-TVC's entry into service on the 23rd of that month. TAA's first Viscount, VH-TVA, had been the intended star of its promotional material (using photos from Vickers) but it was written off in a fatal training accident on October 31 before entering service. -TVC arrived in Melbourne about the time the 2nd aircraft, VH-TVB, operated the airline's first Viscount service after a period of intense crew training. -TVC was destroyed on November 30, 1961 when it broke up in a storm over Botany Bay. It was with Ansett-ANA at the time.

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