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Viscount c/n 324

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 324
Philippine Air Lines (PAL)


Philippines flag Philippines

This V.784D series Viscount was built for
Philippine Air Lines (PAL) as PI-C771

It first flew on Thursday, 5 September 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA), Falconair Charter AB and Malmö Aero


Photo of Viscount c/n 324
Skyline Sweden


Sweden flag Sweden

Its final owner/operator was
Skyline Sweden as SE-CNM.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden in June 1970. Broken up for scrap in October 1971.


Operational record
Photo of Philippine Air Lines (PAL) Viscount PI-C771

Country of Registration Philippines

September 1957 to October 1957

Philippine Air Lines (PAL)

PI-C771 - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
Philippines registered

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

18 September 1957
Delivered to Philippine Air Lines (PAL) fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

September 1957
Noted at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England.

Was it painted here in Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) livery? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

10 October 1957
Leased to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA).


Photo of Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) Viscount YS-06C

Country of Registration El Salvador

October 1957 to November 1958

Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)

YS-06C - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
El Salvador registered

David Carter illustration of Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos Viscount YS-06C

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


10 October 1957
Leased from PAL - Philippine Air Lines in fully livery still fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

12 November 1958
Returned to PAL - Philippine Air Lines.


Photo of Philippine Air Lines (PAL) Viscount PI-C771

Country of Registration Philippines

November 1958 to March 1967

Philippine Air Lines (PAL)

PI-C771 - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
Philippines registered

12 November 1958
Returned from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) lease.

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

PAL - Philippine Air Lines<br />'Blue and Red Tail' livery.
PAL - Philippine Air Lines
'Blue and Red Tail' livery

circa 1965
Painted in the PAL - Philippine Air Lines 'Blue and Red Tail' livery.

17 October 1965
Suffered a nose undercarriage leg collapse while landing at Bacolod-Silay Airport, Philippines.

This resulted in damaged propellers and shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

There were no injuries to the 4 crew and 15 passengers on board.

Repaired locally and returned to service.

4 November 1966
Withdrawn from service at Manila Airport, Philippines.

Total time 20999:38 hours and 12745 total landings.

2 March 1967
Sold to Falconair Charter AB and registration SE-CNM reserved.


Photo of Falconair Charter AB Viscount PI-C771

Country of Registration Philippines

March 1967 to April 1967

Falconair Charter AB

PI-C771 - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
Philippines registered

2 March 1967
Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). The sale was brokered through the Refinance Corporation of London.

19 April 1967
Arrived at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden on delivery. The Philippine registration was immediately cancelled.

Total time 21613 hours.

17 April 1967
Re-registered for Falconair Sweden AB.


Photo of Falconair Charter AB Viscount SE-CNM

Country of Registration Sweden

April 1967 to April 1971

Falconair Charter AB

SE-CNM - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
Sweden registered

17 April 1967
Re-registered for Falconair Sweden AB.

18 May 1967
Swedish Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) number 2368 issued and aircraft issued with C of R number 2258.

28 May 1967
First service for Falconair to Cointrin Airport, Geneva, Switzerland.

4 April 1968
Veered off runway and ran into a snow embankment on landing at Seutula Airport, Helsinki, Finland. The nose undercarriage leg was torn off and all four propellers were curled resulting in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

27 June 1968
After repairs the aircraft was issued with a temporary permit to fly and carried out a local test flight.

7 July 1968
Ferried to Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden, still under the temporary permit to fly.

8 July 1968
Test flown for Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) renewal.

30 June 1970
Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) expired.

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden.

1 April 1971
Sold to Malmö Aero.


Photo of Malmö Aero Viscount SE-CNM

Country of Registration Sweden

April 1971 to August 1971

Malmö Aero

SE-CNM - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
Sweden registered

1 April 1971
Purchased from Falconair Charter AB.

The aircraft remained stored at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden.

20 August 1971
Title transferred to Skyline Sweden. Malmö Aero were part of the same group.


Photo of Skyline Sweden Viscount SE-CNM

Country of Registration Sweden

August 1971 to October 1971

Skyline Sweden

SE-CNM - c/n 324 - a V.784D series Viscount
Sweden registered

20 August 1971
Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group.

The aircraft remained stored at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden.

October 1971
Broken up for scrap.

23 March 1976
Registration cancelled as aircraft scrapped.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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