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Viscount c/n 176

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 176 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.

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
November 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1959 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

It had ‘De Vliegende Hollander’ titles on the starboard side.

Note the 40th Anniversary of KLM (1919 to 1959) logo on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
August 1960

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 August 1960 in the new 'diagonal striped' tail second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

It overran the runway the previous day with minimal damage to the aircraft.

Photo source - Photo Archive of the Netherlands

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
June 1961

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1961.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
June 1962

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in June 1962 with an Air France Douglas DC-3 behind and a French Air Force Nord 2501 Noratlas in the far background.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
June 1963

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963.

Photo Ref V549

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
May 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1964 with the BEA Engineering facility in the background.

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

The aircraft in the foreground is Convair 240-4 SP-LPE belonging to Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) who also operated the Viscount.

Photo source - David Whitworth

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
June 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium in June 1965 in the new 'horizontal striped' tail third livery.

Photo source - Franc van Vliet collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
July 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in July 1965.

The inscription under the cockpit reads: - 'In charter to Aer Lingus Irish International Airlines'.

This was only for a very short period but they purchased the aircraft a few months later.

Photo source - Ray Flynn collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
September 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in September 1965 with a KLM Lockheed 188 Electra in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE
November 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 2 November 1965.

It has just arrived from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands for the installation of a weather radar system and a repaint in Aer Lingus livery.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
February 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 24 February 1966.

It has had a weather radar system installed and a repaint in Aer Lingus livery and departed later the same day to Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
March 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. Taken at an unknown location circa March 1966.

Photo source - A J Jackson collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
June 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin circa June 1966.

Photo source - Bill Powderly

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
March 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin circa March 1967.

Photo source - Ray Flynn collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
May 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa May 1967.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1967 the same month that it sadly crashed.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. A press cutting showing the sad accident scene in a wheat field at Ballymadun, two miles north of Ashbourne, near Dublin, Ireland 22 June 1967.

Photo source - Dublin Evening Herald

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Cathal'. The sad accident scene in a wheat field at Ballymadun, two miles north of Ashbourne, near Dublin, Ireland 22 June 1967.

Photo source - Geoff Copley collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOF
July 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'Cathal'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin circa July 1967.

The sad cut-up remains of the aircraft after its fatal crash in June.

Photo source - Colin McKeeman

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