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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 322

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 322
Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)


Uruguay flag Uruguay

This V.769D series Viscount was built for
Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) as CX-AQO

It first flew on Monday, 3 February 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 322
Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)


Uruguay flag Uruguay

Its final owner/operator was
Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) as CX-AQO.

Its fate:-
Damaged beyond economic repair after swinging off the runway at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires, Argentina 11 May 1975. The remains were subsequently broken up for scrap.


Operational record
Photo of Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) Viscount CX-AQO

Country of Registration Uruguay

May 1958 to May 1975

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)

CX-AQO - c/n 322 - a V.769D series Viscount
Uruguay registered

3 February 1958
First flight from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England.

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

15 February 1958
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England. CX-AQN (C/N 321) was also there on the same day.

13 May 1958
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England on delivery to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) at Montevideo together with Viscount CX-AQN (C/N 321).

It was fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks for the long delivery journey but they were removed before it entered service.

11 May 1975
Damaged beyond economic repair after swinging off the runway while landing at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires, Argentina on a service from Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

All 5 crew and 52 passengers escaped without serious injury.

The remains were subsequently broken up for scrap.

The date is not known.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

More details about PLUNA here: -www.pluna.uy/flota-historica/


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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