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Viscount c/n 193

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 193
Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)

India flag India

This V.768D series Viscount was built for
Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) as VT-DIF

It first flew on Wednesday, 11 September 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.

Photo of Viscount c/n 193
Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)

India flag India

Its final owner/operator was
Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) as VT-DIF.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) and stored at Palam Airport, Delhi, India in August 1970. Broken up for scrap circa April 1971.

Operational record
Photo of Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) Viscount VT-DIF

Country of Registration India

September 1957 to April 1971

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)

VT-DIF - c/n 193 - a V.768D series Viscount
India registered

An order for five Type 768D were placed by Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC).

This was the 2nd aircraft delivered to IAC.

Production Order No. F02/768. Sales Order No. F02/86B. Stock Order No. F24/32B.

11 September 1957
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

26 September 1957
Arrived at Safdarjung Airport, Delhi, India on delivery to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named as 'Madhya Pradesh' in 44 seat configuration.

The name was not carried externally.

It had English titles on the port side of the fuselage and Hindi script on the starboard side.

9 February 1958
Noted at Safdarjung Airport, Delhi, India carrying out crew training flights under the contract guidance of Hunting-Clan Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

circa June 1970
Reported renamed as 'Assam'.

29 August 1970
Withdrawn from service and stored at Palam Airport, Delhi, India.

Total time 29,995 hours.

circa April 1971
Broken up for scrap.
The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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