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59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount c/n 335

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 335
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

Pakistan flag Pakistan

This V.815 series Viscount was built for
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as AP-AJC

It first flew on Wednesday, 17 December 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.

Photo of Viscount c/n 335
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

Pakistan flag Pakistan

Its final owner/operator was
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as AP-AJC.

Its fate:-
Damaged beyond repair after running off the end of the runway at Rawalpindi Airport, Pakistan 18 May 1959 only four months after being delivered.

Operational record
Photo of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Viscount AP-AJC

Country of Registration Pakistan

January 1959 to May 1959

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

AP-AJC - c/n 335 - a V.815 series Viscount
Pakistan registered

17 December 1958
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.
Fitted with 'slipper' fuel tanks

2 January 1959
Officially handed over to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

The PIA titles were in Urdu script on the port side and Bengali script on the starboard side of the fuselage.

12 January 1959
Delivered to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) via London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

31 January 1959
Operated the first turbine powered passenger service for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from Karachi to Delhi, India.

February 1959
Named as 'City of Karachi' by President General Mohammed Ayub Khan in a ceremony at Karachi Airport.

Damaged beyond repair after running off the runway at Rawalpindi Airport, Pakistan 18 May 1959.
Damaged beyond repair
at Rawalpindi Airport, Pakistan

18 May 1959
Damaged beyond repair after running off the end of the runway at Rawalpindi Airport, Pakistan.

In the attempt to turn the aircraft sharply it skidded sideways off the end of the runway into a monsoon ditch.

The undercarriage folded up sideways and the starboard wing was broken off.

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

Declared as beyond economic repair and robbed of all useful parts, with the remains broken up for scrap.

Total time 710 hours and 650 total landings.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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