Airlines Vickers 798 Viscount
In 1963 Aloha purchased four second
hand Viscounts (three 745s from Austrian Airlines, and one
re-numbered 798 from
Northeast) to replace their F-27s. The ex-NEA machine (N6590C) is
a photo from the Jennifer Gradidge collection wearing an early livery.
This machine was orig-
inally to have
gone to Capital as N7470 in mid-1957, but, in the event, this sale was
and the Viscount
remained in storage until acquired by NEA a year later.
When passing to Aloha, it
registered "within their series' so to speak, rather than reverting to
its original N7470 and hence
(the second) N7416. The lower shot, taken at Kahuluii, Maui in
December 1970 by William
illustrates the "floral display" livery used in latter
years. N7415 was written off in August
1971 when a
cabin fire started just after landing at Honolulu. Evidently a
developed a short. Although all passengers and crew deplaned
safely, the resultant fire was of suff-
icient magnitude to write the aircraft off.
Vickers 745 Viscount N7415