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Viscount c/n 323

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 323
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-AQP

It first flew on Saturday, 15 February 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 323
Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)


Uruguay flag Uruguay

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

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 11 January 1967. It was gradually robbed of all useful parts. Noted still in existence in February 1975. Subsequently scrapped. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


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

Country of Registration Uruguay

February 1960 to June 1975

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)

CX-AQP - c/n 323 - a V.769D series Viscount
Uruguay registered

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

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

11 February 1960
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England to Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England before continuing on its delivery journey to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) named as 'Libertador Gral Jose de San Martin' (Gral is an abbreviation of General).

It was fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

No explanation is known for the unusually long period between the first flight and eventual delivery.

11 February 1960
Noted at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland during the delivery to Uruguay.

11 January 1967
Withdrawn from service and stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Total time 10,552 hours and 11,757 total landings.

No explanation is known for the premature retirement of this aircraft compared to the service life of Viscounts CX-AQN (C/N 321) and CX-AQO (C/N 322).

January 1974
Noted in poor condition robbed of all useful spares including outer wings, tail planes, engines, rudder and radar.

February 1975
Noted still in existence.

Remains subsequently broken up for scrap. The actual 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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