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Viscount c/n 85

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 85
Misrair - Egyptian Airlines


Egypt flag Egypt

This V.739 series Viscount was built for
Misrair - Egyptian Airlines as SU-AIC

It first flew on Thursday, 1 December 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 85
Misrair - Egyptian Airlines


Egypt flag Egypt

Its final owner/operator was
Misrair - Egyptian Airlines as SU-AIC.

Its fate:-
Destroyed by bombs dropped during a Royal Air Force air raid on Cairo International Airport, Egypt during the Suez crisis 1 October 1956.


Operational record
Photo of Misrair - Egyptian Airlines Viscount SU-AIC

Country of Registration Egypt

December 1955 to October 1956

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines

SU-AIC - c/n 85 - a V.739 series Viscount
Egypt registered

Mid 1950s
This was the first V.739 ordered by Misrair - Egyptian Airlines.

Production Aircraft No. 84 - the 84th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 40th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 51st Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F01/739. Sales Order No. F01/59B. Stock Order No. F34/22B.

26 February 1955
Fuselage assembly commenced at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

12 May 1955
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

1 December 1955
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

23 December 1955
Delivered to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines.

1 October 1956
Destroyed by bombs dropped during a Royal Air Force air raid on Cairo International Airport, Egypt during the Suez crisis.

English Electric Canberra B.6 bombers from 12 Squadron make the attack as part of 'Operation Musketeer'.

Total time 1,175 hours.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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