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Viscount c/n 140

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 140
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)


England flag England

This V.759D series Viscount was built for
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as G-AOGG

It first flew on Friday, 2 November 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 140
Icelandair


Iceland flag Iceland

Its final owner/operator was
Icelandair as TF-ISN.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland circa June 1967. Offered for sale in June 1968 by Shackleton Aviation Ltd but not sold. Broken up for scrap in May 1970.


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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

November 1956 to March 1957

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

G-AOGG - c/n 140 - a V.759D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

3 January 1956
Registered to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

2 November 1956
First flight from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England.

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

12 November 1956
UK Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

16 November 1956
Delivered to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) but it never entered service with them.

19 March 1957
Sold to Icelandair (Flugfelag Islands).


Photo of Icelandair Viscount TF-ISN

Country of Registration Iceland

March 1957 to May 1970

Icelandair

TF-ISN - c/n 140 - a V.759D series Viscount
Iceland registered

19 March 1957
Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named as 'Gullfaxi'.

13 April 1957
First noted at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England. The cabin was arranged with 53 seats.

19 April 1957
Commenced crew training at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England and also at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England with Brian Powell as the HCA instructor.

27 April 1957
Crew training completed.

David Carter illustration of Icelandair Viscount TF-ISN

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


15 June 1965
Noted at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England operating flight numbers FI 200 and FI 201 instead of the usual Douglas DC6B.

Interestingly, the DC6B had 80 seats, 27 more than the Viscount.

circa June 1967
Withdrawn from service and stored at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland. The actual date is not known. Please contact Information@VickersViscount.net if you can help.

Total time 17,105 hours and 8,206 total landings.

June 1968
Advertised for sale by Shackleton Aviation Ltd in the 'Aeroplane' magazine for £95,000. An Icelandair Douglas DC6B was in the same advert for $150,000.

May 1970
Broken up for scrap.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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