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Viscount c/n 158

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 158 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

1

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1958 during a ramp maintenance check.

Photo Ref V345

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 27 August 1958.

The two road tunnels under the Northern runway are on the left with an additional service tunnel on either side as well.

The signpost on the right directs spectators off to the left to two ground level enclosures and also the viewing terraces above the Queen's building.

Two families are taking advantage of the grass and nice weather and are having a roadside picnic.

A very ornate BOAC advertising flanks the tunnel entrance.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960.

Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers.

The front of the aircraft has been supported on a special tracked unit with the nosewheel evident behind.

All the BEA titles have been painted out but the distinctive livery was well known to all.

BEA Engineering Photo.

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960.

Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers.

The front of the aircraft has now been supported on conventional screw jacks at the various special locations in the fuselage.

BEA Engineering Photo.

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960.

Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers.

The front of the aircraft has now been supported on conventional screw jacks at the various special locations in the fuselage.

Note the nosewheel doors that have been flattened when the nose undercarriage leg was forced backwards.

BEA Engineering Photo.

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

6

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960.

Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers.

The front of the aircraft has now been supported on conventional screw jacks at the various special locations in the fuselage.

Note the crumpled skin and flattened nosewheel doors.

BEA Engineering Photo.

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960.

Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers.

This view shows the punctured port wing leading edge between the two Dart engines and the curled propeller blades which would result in shock-load damage to the engine propshaft and associated bearings and casings.

BEA Engineering Photo.

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960.

Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers.

This view shows a closeup of the punctured port wing leading edge.

Note the various light aircraft in the background including a couple of de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunks.

BEA Engineering Photo.

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962 and nearly ready to depart.

The engineer under the fuselage is waiting for the signal to disconnect the power lead from the Ground Power Unit (GPU) which is being towed by an elderly style tug.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 14 January 1963 while being prepared for the first flight of the day.

Nearer the departure time the snow would be cleared off and the whole aircraft sprayed with a Glycol mixture to prevent re-freezing.

The winter of 1962/63 was the worst on record in the UK since 1795 with temperatures as low as - 16C.

The sea froze for half a mile off the Kent coast at Herne Bay and ice floes were seen in the river Thames.

It was March before the thaw started.

Photo source - Graham Hyslop

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
October 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at a very wet London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa October 1963 with a BEA Vickers Vanguard, Cunard Eagle Bristol Britannia, Aeroflot Tupolev TU-104 and Lufthansa Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Captain Martini

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
June 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy in June 1965 with the Maltese Cross and 'The Malta Airlines' logo on the cheat line during a service from London to Malta.

Note the repositioned registration, enlarged to meet a change in regulations.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

14

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
June 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, London, England circa June 1968 with a lot of ramp expansion work going on in the background with the 'fuel farm' behind.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
February 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in February 1969.

Note the repositioned registration, enlarged to meet a change in regulations.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
July 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 3 July 1970 in the new 'Flying Union Jack' livery.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
July 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1970.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
July 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 8 July 1971 now with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
February 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in February 1972 with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

Photo source - Mike Durward

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
April 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at John O'Groats Airport, Wick, Scotland circa April 1972.

Photo source - Ian Donn

21

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
August 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 13 August 1972 with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

There is a BEA Vickers Vanguard and a Skyways / Dan-Air Coach Air Hawker Siddeley 748 in the background.

A sea mist has reduced the visibility on the coast line.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

22

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
January 2005

Mike Durward, son of Captain Durward, and two BEA colleagues erected this fine granite memorial in the church grounds at Crianlarich, which is near Ben More, Perthshire, Scotland in January 2005 dedicated to Captain Walter Durward, Co-pilot Stan Kemp, Engineer Paddy Quinn and Engineer Jimmy Moore.

Photo source - Mike Durward

23

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
June 2019

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. The sad remains of the starboard rear baggage hold fuselage panel on a lower level of Ben More, Perthshire, Scotland in June 2019.

The hatch hinges are clearly shown.

This part may well have been moved from its original and more obscure resting place at the time of the accident, which is why it wasn't cleared away in 1973.

Photo source - Eddie Boyle

24

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
August 2019

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. The sad remains of the starboard rear baggage hold fuselage panel on a lower level of Ben More, Perthshire, Scotland 15 August 2019.

This part may well have been moved from its original and more obscure resting place at the time of the accident, which is why it wasn't cleared away in 1973.

Photo source - Steve Hall

25

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
October 2020

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. A pair of main undercarriage wheels lying in a gulley on the South Eastern side of Ben More, Perthshire, Scotland in October 2020.

They must have become detached from the aircraft as it impacted the mountain and disintegrated.

The majority of the wreckage was found on the Western side.

Photo source - Bryan Denny via Eddie Boyle

26

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI
October 2020

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. A pair of main undercarriage wheels lying in a gulley on the South Eastern side of Ben More, Perthshire, Scotland in October 2020.

They must have become detached from the aircraft as it impacted the mountain and disintegrated.

The majority of the wreckage was found on the Western side.

Photo source - Bryan Denny via Eddie Boyle

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