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Viscount c/n 76

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 76
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)


England flag England

This V.732 series Viscount was built for
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as G-ANRT

It first flew on Tuesday, 5 July 1955 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Middle East Airlines (MEA), Iraqi Airways and Misrair - Egyptian Airlines


Photo of Viscount c/n 76
United Arab Airlines (UAA)


Egypt flag Egypt

Its final owner/operator was
United Arab Airlines (UAA) as SU-AKX.

Its fate:-
Damaged beyond economic repair on landing at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon 23 March 1964. Robbed of all useful parts. Remains broken up for scrap.


Operational record
Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-ANRT

Country of Registration United Kingdom

July 1955 to October 1955

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

G-ANRT - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

circa 1954
This was the 3rd V.732 ordered by Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

Production Aircraft No. 66 - the 66th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 36th Viscount fuselage assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England,
and the 31st Viscount assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Production Order No. F03/732. Sales Order No. F03/52B. Stock Order No. F25/22B.

5 January 1955
Fuselage assembly commenced at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

28 February 1955
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

2 March 1955
Registered to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

5 July 1955
First flight from Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.

It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying.

22 July 1955
Delivered to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England flown by HCA Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

25 July 1955
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out touch-and-go crew training flights under the command of HCA Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

The training flights originated from and returned to London Airport (Heathrow) and lasted for 5 hour 20 minutes including 2 hours and 50 minutes at night.

19 - 30 September 1955
To Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for modification work.

October 1955
Leased to Middle East Airlines (MEA).


Photo of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount OD-ACG

Country of Registration Lebanon

October 1955 to September 1957

Middle East Airlines (MEA)

OD-ACG - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
Lebanon registered

October 1955
Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

18 June 1956
Operated the first MEA Viscount service from Beirut International Airport, Lebanon to London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England.

28 January 1957
After landing at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon the aircraft swung off the runway resulting in substantial damage.

There were no reported injuries to the passengers and crew on board.

Repaired and returned to service.

30 September 1957
Returned to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).


Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-ANRT

Country of Registration United Kingdom

September 1957 to May 1958

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

G-ANRT - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

30 September 1957
Returned from Middle East Airlines (MEA) lease to London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England.

29 January 1958
Ferried to Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England and then carried out Hunting-Clan crew training flights under the guidance of Chief Pilot Brian Alexander Powell.

It returned to London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England later that day.

14 May 1958
Leased to Iraqi Airways.


Photo of Iraqi Airways Viscount YI-ADM

Country of Registration Iraq

May 1958 to March 1959

Iraqi Airways

YI-ADM - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
Iraq registered

14 May 1958
Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

11 March 1959
Returned to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).


Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-ANRT

Country of Registration United Kingdom

March 1959 to July 1959

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

G-ANRT - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

11 March 1959
Returned from Iraqi Airways lease.

June 1959
Noted at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

15 July 1959
Sold to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines.


Photo of Misrair - Egyptian Airlines Viscount SU-AKX

Country of Registration Egypt

July 1959 to August 1960

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines

SU-AKX - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
Egypt registered

15 July 1959
Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

25 July 1959
Delivered to Misrair.

August 1960
Transferred to United Arab Airlines (UAA) due to a operator name change.


Photo of United Arab Airlines (UAA) Viscount SU-AKX

Country of Registration Egypt

August 1960 to March 1964

United Arab Airlines (UAA)

SU-AKX - c/n 76 - a V.732 series Viscount
Egypt registered

August 1960
Transferred from Misrair - Egyptian Airlines due to a operator name change when Misrair merged with Syrian Arab Airlines.

23 March 1964
Damaged beyond economic repair on landing at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon.

Robbed of all useful parts.

Remains broken up for scrap.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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