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Air Crash Detective, 28th Dec.

Old 28th Dec 2015, 09:00
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Air Crash Detective, 28th Dec.

Arrow Air crash, Gander.

During several interviews with one of the Canuck investigators, there is a high wing a/c in the immediate background, predominantly red in colour. Can someone please identify it, I've drawn blanks with my efforts?
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 09:50
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Without actually having seen that programme and just going with your information, I'd hazard a guess at a Handley Page Herald in the red & white livery of Eastern Provincial Airways*. I'm obviously open to other suggestions!
Now I'll have to wade through YouTube to find that particular episode.


Edit: *Of course, also depending on the date of the interview with the investigator!


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Old 28th Dec 2015, 21:27
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If its from the show I am thinking of, its a Vickers Viscount



The high wing across the top is from another aircraft.

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Old 28th Dec 2015, 21:33
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I've seen that episode previously and I remember someone being interviewed with the TCA Viscount as a backdrop. They probably had difficulty finding a DC-8!
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 22:57
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The Vicount I believe is at the museum in CYYJ
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 10:51
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Has anyone got a link to this programme on You tube or another source?
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 19:28
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Thank you for the responses.

It looked more like a Viscount. The windshield wiper in the centre was an odd feature, I thought, which I can't see on any pics of a Herald.
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 20:30
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Was it this one? First sighting of the Viscount at 3:45

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Old 29th Dec 2015, 21:23
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Thanks Dogimed, I've now watched that Arrow Air episode of Air Crash Detective. Agreed, it's definitely a Viscount in the background, and your photo proves it was the errant wingtip of another aircraft causing previous confusion.

For myself, beginning in 1957, many happy hours spent aboard Viscounts - great memories!
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