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59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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Viscount c/n 94

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 94
Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)


Venezuela flag Venezuela

This V.749 series Viscount was built for
Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) as YV-C-AMV

It first flew on Thursday, 19 January 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 94
Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)


Venezuela flag Venezuela

Its final owner/operator was
Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) as YV-C-AMV.

Its fate:-
Crashed after take off from Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport, Venezuela 25 January 1971. 1 of the 4 crew and 12 of the 43 passengers on board sadly died in the crash.


Operational record
Photo of Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) Viscount YV-C-AMV

Country of Registration Venezuela

February 1956 to January 1971

Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)

YV-C-AMV - c/n 94 - a V.749 series Viscount
Venezuela registered

19 January 1956
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

17 February 1956
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England during the test flight period.

28 February 1956
Delivered to Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV).

This was the first Viscount operating in South America.

25 January 1971
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport, Venezuela on a scheduled passenger service to Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela.

1 of the 4 crew and 12 of the 43 passengers on board sadly died in the crash.

Total time 23,020 hours and 25,664 total landings.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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