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Viscount c/n 86

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 86
Misrair - Egyptian Airlines


Egypt flag Egypt

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

It first flew on Wednesday, 21 December 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 86
United Arab Airlines (UAA)


Egypt flag Egypt

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

Its fate:-
Damaged beyond economic repair after a wheels up landing three miles short of Wadi Halfa Airport, Northern Sudan during a sand storm.

It was robbed of all useful parts and then broken up for scrap locally.


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

Country of Registration Egypt

February 1956 to August 1960

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines

SU-AID - c/n 86 - a V.739 series Viscount
Egypt registered

Mid 1950s
This was the 2nd V.739 ordered by Misrair - Egyptian Airlines.

Production Aircraft No. 88 - the 88th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 47th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 54th Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F02/739. Sales Order No. F02/59B. Stock Order No. F35/22B.

25 April 1955
Fuselage assembly commenced at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

29 June 1955
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

4 February 1956
Delivered to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines.

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


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

Country of Registration Egypt

August 1960 to March 1962

United Arab Airlines (UAA)

SU-AID - c/n 86 - a V.739 series Viscount
Egypt registered

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

16 March 1962
Damaged beyond economic repair after a wheels-up landing three miles short of Wadi Halfa Airport, Northern Sudan during a sand storm.

The crew were forced to declare an emergency due to a shortage of fuel after being unable to land at Cairo International Airport, Egypt due to bad weather on a scheduled service from Jerusalem.

Unfortunately they ran out of fuel before they reached their diversion airfield and made a wheels-up landing in the desert.

There were no reported injuries to the 10 passengers and 6 crew on board.

Total time 12,002 hours and 15,468 total landings.

It was robbed of all useful parts and then broken up for scrap locally.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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