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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 188

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 188
Union of Burma Airways

Burma flag Burma

This V.761D series Viscount was built for
Union of Burma Airways as XY-ADF

It first flew on Wednesday, 26 June 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.

Photo of Viscount c/n 188
Union of Burma Airways

Burma flag Burma

Its final owner/operator was
Union of Burma Airways as XY-ADF.

Its fate:-
Damaged beyond economic repair after landing long at Sittwe Civil Airport, Akyab, Northern Burma (now Myanmar) 24 August 1972. There were no serious injuries to the 5 crew and 38 passengers on board.

Operational record
Photo of Union of Burma Airways Viscount XY-ADF

Country of Registration Burma

July 1957 to August 1972

Union of Burma Airways

XY-ADF - c/n 188 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

circa 1955
This was the 1st Type 761 ordered by Union of Burma Airways.

Production Aircraft No. 213 - the 213th production Viscount built,
was the 165th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 168th Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F01/761. Sales Order No. F01/79B. Stock Order No. F07/32B.

26 June 1957
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

19 July 1957
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out crew training and ILS approaches.

27 July 1957
Delivered to Union of Burma Airways.

31 December 1970
Total time 15,135 hours and 7,745 total landings.

24 August 1972
Damaged beyond economic repair landing at Sittwe Civil Airport, Akyab, Northern Burma (now Myanmar).

The aircraft ran off the side of the runway after landing long (450 feet past the threshold) and skidded for 1,250 feet before coming to rest with the undercarriage collapsed. There was heavy monsoon rain and poor visibility at the time.

All 5 crew and 38 passengers escaped without serious injury.

Total time 18,851 hours.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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