Another older postcard view. Today’s postcard features Windsor Airport, and the shiny new terminal building.
Sitting on the ramp is a Trans-Canada Airlines Vickers Viscount.
According to Wikipedia, the Viscount was the first turboprop aircraft in the world, they entered serivce in 1950 (the first one was built in 1948), the last ones were delivered in 1964, with a total of 445 being built. British Airways retired the last of their Viscount’s in 1985, although they remained in use with charter flights. As of May, 2008, 3 Vickers Viscounts remained in passenger service in Africa.
On July 9, 1958, there was an accident with one, where a propeller flew off into the cabin killing a passenger, and injuring several others. This occured on a Trans-Canada Airlines flight from Chicago to Toronto, over Flat Rock, Michigan. Declaring an emergency, the flight diverted into Windsor Airport, where it was safely landed.
Details on that accident can be found here on Wikipedia.
If you’re heading out tonight for a Halloween Party or for any other reason, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for any youngsters.
Any don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time once again ends. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep, and I’ll see you back here Monday.
Have a safe weekend!