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Viscount c/n 336

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Below are the 15 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 336 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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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJD
January 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) initially without a name. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 27 January 1959 just prior to the first flight.

Note that it has not yet been fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. It has Bengali script on this side and Urdu script on the other side of the fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJD
January 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) initially without a name. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late January 1959 after a test flight.

Note that it has not yet been fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

It has Bengali script on this side and Urdu script on the other side of the fuselage.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJD
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) initially without a name. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 13 February 1959 during the delivery of this aircraft to Pakistan.

Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted.

It has Urdu script on this side of the fuselage and Bengali script on the other side of the fuselage.

Photo source - A Flying History Ltd (www.aflyinghistory.com)

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJD
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) initially without a name. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 13 February 1959 during the delivery of this aircraft to Pakistan.

Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted.

It has Urdu script on this side of the fuselage and Bengali script on the other side of the fuselage.

Photo Ref V610

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd
AP-AJD
July 1966

Returned from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 6 July 1966 in a later PIA 'green tail' livery.

It was re-registered as G-AVJA 21 March 1967 and sold to British Midland Airways (BMA) 2 June 1967.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd
G-AVJA
May 1967

Returned from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 31 May 1967 just before departing on a test flight after a full repaint in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery.

It was delivered to BMA 2 June 1967.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
September 1967

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 8 September 1967.

Dan-Air are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
June 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 14 June 1968.

Photo source - Jim Masterton via Dave Gearing collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
July 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in July 1968 with the tail of sister G-AVJB (C/N 375) in the foreground.

Photo source - Nick Benbow

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
July 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England outside hangar 35 in July 1968 just after coming off a check.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
August 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa August 1968.

All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines are running, the ground power unit (GPU) is being towed away and the ground engineer by the nosewheel is waiting for the signal to pull away the chocks.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
September 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1968 with Aer Lingus BAC One-Eleven 208AL EI-ANF in the background.

Photo source - Malcolm Taylor

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
March 1969

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in March 1969 not long before its fatal crash.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
March 1969

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. A local newspaper reproduction of an image taken by an amateur photographer of the aircraft crashing inverted shortly after taking off from Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 20 March 1969 on a training flight.

Sun Special Service Photo, which was originally taken by John Stride.

Photo source - Manchester Press Agency

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJA
March 1969

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. A local newspaper reproduction of an image taken of the aircraft after it crashed inverted in the Manchester area 20 March 1969 with an ambulance and Bedford truck in attendance.

The aircraft has been covered in fire suppressant foam.

It is amazing that one of the stewardesses was pulled out of the wreckage alive.

Photo source - Manchester Press Agency

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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