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Viscount c/n 332

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Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 332 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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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
March 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The purchase was financed by the Kaysam Corporation of America hence the placard above the aircraft.

The two fuselages behind are HK-946X (C/N 333) and HK-947X (C/N 334).

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
March 1957

Taken outside the Rolls-Royce Aero Engine Training School in Derby, England in 1957.

This is the group of worldwide attendees for one of the regularly run Dart engine training courses.

Edward's father, Captain Jose Vicente Torres is on the far right in row three from the front and another Lloyd Aereo Colombiana collegue, Captain Guillermo Bernal is in the centre of the row at the back.

Training courses were run for both pilots and ground engineers.

Photo source - Edward Torres collection

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
June 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 26 June 1957 during an engine running session.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
July 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 3 July 1957 during the final preparations before its first flight two days later.

The fuselage lettering is there but bleached out on the photo by the summer sun.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
July 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1957.

Photo source - Edward Torres collection

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
July 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1957.

The ' X ' suffix was only used until the aircraft reached its destination and was fully adopted by the Colombian Airworthiness Authories.

Delivery of this aircraft was stopped when it reached Miami, Florida, USA due to financial reasons and was repossessed by the Kaysam Corporation who eventually sold it to TACA in El Salvador.

Photo Ref X-6

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
August 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in August 1957 during a crew training phase prior to delivery.

The ' X ' suffix was only used until the aircraft reached its destination and was fully adopted by the Colombian Airworthiness Authories.

Delivery of this aircraft was stopped when it reached Miami, Florida, USA due to financial reasons and was repossessed by the Kaysam Corporation who eventually sold it to TACA in El Salvador.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
August 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in August 1957 during a crew training phase prior to delivery.

The ' X ' suffix was only used until the aircraft reached its destination and was fully adopted by the Colombian Airworthiness Authories.

Delivery of this aircraft was stopped when it reached Miami, Florida, USA due to financial reasons and was repossessed by the Kaysam Corporation who eventually sold it to TACA in El Salvador.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
August 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in August 1957 during a crew training phase prior to delivery.

The ' X ' suffix was only used until the aircraft reached its destination and was fully adopted by the Colombian Airworthiness Authories.

Delivery of this aircraft was stopped when it reached Miami, Florida, USA due to financial reasons and was repossessed by the Kaysam Corporation who eventually sold it to TACA in El Salvador.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-943X
August 1957

Delivered new to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Margarita'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in August 1957 during a crew training phase prior to delivery.

The ' X ' suffix was only used until the aircraft reached its destination and was fully adopted by the Colombian Airworthiness Authories.

Delivery of this aircraft was stopped when it reached Miami, Florida, USA due to financial reasons and was repossessed by the Kaysam Corporation who eventually sold it to TACA in El Salvador.

Photo ref V564

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-08C
November 1971

Purchased from the Kaysam Corporation of America and named 'El Centroamericano'. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica 10 November 1971.

Photo source - Ron Mak collection

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