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Viscount c/n 327

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 327 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LILI
May 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1957 after a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Alitalia
I-LILI
June 1959

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy in June 1959.

Photo source - Jean-Luc Ganivet collection

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Alitalia
I-LILI
June 1960

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in June 1960 next to I-LOTT (C/N 330).

To the left is a Swissair Convair 440 and in the background a USAF Fairchild C-119 Packet.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Alitalia
I-LILI
July 1961

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Cointrin Airport, Geneva, Switzerland circa July 1961 with Swissair providing the ground support.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LILI
June 1962

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland circa June 1962.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Alitalia
I-LILI
November 1964

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa November 1964 taxying out for departure in a later livery.

The photo has obviously been taken from another aircraft which looks like a Grumman G159 Gulfstream I.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LILI
October 1965

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 30 October 1965 with Air France providing the ground support.

Photo Ref V1001

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LILI
October 1966

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in October 1966.

Photo source - Michael Beier

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Alitalia
I-LILI
June 1967

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Galileo Galilei Airport, Pisa, Italy circa June 1967.

An atmospheric night shot with a carbon dioxide fire bottle trolley in the foreground.

Fires during the starting of the Rolls-Royce Dart engine were virtually unheard of, as they used kerosine AVTUR fuels, rather than the more volatile high octane AVGAS fuels used by large radial engines of the piston era.

Photo source - Domenico Danali

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
I-LILI
April 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken stored at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy 12 April 1970 awaiting delivery to Aerolineas TAO via maintenance in the UK.

Photo source - Angelo Gialanella

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061-X
August 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1970 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd prior to delivery to Colombia.

The temporary ferry registration with the - X suffix has now been applied.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061
July 1971

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from HK-1061-X. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 23 July 1971 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061
September 1971

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from HK-1061-X. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa September 1971 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061
June 1972

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from HK-1061-X. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa June 1972 in a later livery.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061
May 1974

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from HK-1061-X. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 23 May 1974.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061
October 1975

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from HK-1061-X. Taken stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1975.

It was withdrawn from service in January 1975 together with HK-1057 (C/N 118) after the crash investigation of HK-1058 (C/N 380).

It was finally scrapped circa December 1979.

Does anyone know when it was scrapped?

Details please to information@btinternet.com

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1061
November 1977

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from HK-1061-X. Taken stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 19 November 1977.

It was withdrawn from service in January 1975 together with HK-1057 (C/N 118), which is seen in the background after the crash investigation of HK-1058 (C/N 380).

It was finally scrapped circa December 1979.

Does anyone know when it was scrapped?

Details please to information@btinternet.com

Photo source - propfreak (flickr)

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