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Viscount c/n 332

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 332
Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)


Colombia flag Colombia

This V.786D series Viscount was built for
Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) as HK-943X

It first flew on Friday, 5 July 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
Kaysam Corporation of America and Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)


Photo of Viscount c/n 332
Aeropesca Colombia


Colombia flag Colombia

Its final owner/operator was
Aeropesca Colombia as YS-08C.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service at Ilopango International Airport, San Salvador, El Salvador in late 1975. Sold to Aeropesca for spares in January 1976 and subsequently broken up for scrap.


Operational record
Photo of Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) Viscount HK-943X

Country of Registration Colombia

August 1957 to August 1957

Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)

HK-943X - c/n 332 - a V.786D series Viscount
Colombia registered

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

Built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

15 July 1957
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out crew training flights.

23 August 1957
Departed from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England on delivery to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named as 'Santa Margarita'.

The delivery was terminated at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA for financial reasons by the Kaysam Investment Corporation who had funded the purchase of three aircraft. They were concerned that Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) would not be able to make payments as they were linked to the military Colombian Government that had just collapsed. The aircraft remained in storage until it was sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) in El Salvador.

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Photo of Kaysam Investment Corporation Viscount HK-943X

Country of Registration Colombia

August 1957 to October 1958

Kaysam Investment Corporation

HK-943X - c/n 332 - a V.786D series Viscount
Colombia registered

August 1957
This aircraft was impounded at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA during the delivery to Colombia as the Kaysam Investment Corporation, who had funded the purchase were concerned that Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) would not be able to make payments as they were linked to the military Colombian Government that had just collapsed. The aircraft remained in storage until it was sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) in El Salvador.

October 1958
Sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA).


Photo of Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) Viscount YS-08C

Country of Registration El Salvador

October 1958 to January 1976

Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)

YS-08C - c/n 332 - a V.786D series Viscount
El Salvador registered

October 1958
Purchased from the Kaysam Investment Corporation and named as 'El Centroamericano'.

5 July 1959
Total time 1,932:03 hours.

30 September 1969
Noted at the Vickers facility at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England undergoing wing lower spar replacement work.

Total time 22,307 hours and 17,524 total landings.

11 October 1969
Still noted at the Vickers facility at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England.

late 1975
Withdrawn from service due to wing spar life limitations and stored at San Salvador Airport, El Dorado.

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

January 1976
Sold to Aeropesca Colombia for spares recovery.


Photo of Aeropesca Colombia Viscount YS-08C

Country of Registration El Salvador

January 1976 to January 1976

Aeropesca Colombia

YS-08C - c/n 332 - a V.786D series Viscount
El Salvador registered

January 1976
Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) but the aircraft remained stored at Ilopango International Airport, San Salvador, El Salvador.

1976
Broken up for scrap after recovery of spares to support other Aeropesca Viscounts. 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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