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Viscount c/n 349

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Below are the 71 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 349 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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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
December 1958

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 8 December 1958 while being loaded with spare parts prior to departing on delivery.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
June 1960

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland circa June 1960.

A porter is carrying a passenger's hand luggage as she carries the baby.

Photo source - Etienne du Plessis collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
June 1960

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland circa June 1960 with the fuel bowser in attendance.

Photo source - Etienne du Plessis collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
June 1960

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland circa June 1960.

A busy scene with Central African Airways (CAA) providing the ground support.

Photo source - Etienne du Plessis collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
June 1963

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa June 1963.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
June 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Ben Schoeman Airport, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa circa June 1965 in the later 'orange tail' livery.

This new airport had just been opened with the terminal building completed in 1966.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
July 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1965.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
July 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1965.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW
December 1971

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Rooibok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa December 1971 and awaiting a sale with others in the background.

All the titles and also the registration has now been removed.

Photo source - Graham Cowell collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
May 1972

Purchased from South African Airways (SAA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 16 May 1972 and using the starboard rear door for a change, presumably to avoid the longer walk or pehaps the prevailing wind from the sea.

In the background is another BMA Viscount and also a Cambrian Airways example.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
June 1972

Purchased from South African Airways (SAA). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1972.

A Charles Skilton period postcard.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-AZLT
February 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 1 February 1975 shortly before departing on lease.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-AZLT
August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in August 1975 with G-AZLS (C/N 348) behind and Alidair G-ARGR (C/N 14) which was also leased to Cyprus Airways.

They were operated to Ellinikon, Athens, Greece with passengers and to Beirut, Lebanon as freighters with the occasional row of passengers seats.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-AZLT
August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa August 1975.

Photo Ref RPS-235

Photo source - Retro Plane Spotting

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-AZLT
August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken departing from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany 1 August 1975.

Photo source - Manfred Winter

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-AZLT
August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). A very hazy view taken on approach to Larnica Airport, Cyprus in late August 1975 shortly before it returned off of lease.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
September 1975

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1975 with the paint stripped off.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
June 1976

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 13 June 1976.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
April 1977

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 14 April 1977.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
January 1979

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in January 1979.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
May 1979

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken departing from Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 26 May 1979.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
August 1979

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1979.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLT
February 1981

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 13 February 1981 after returning by road from Yeadon, Leeds/Bradford Airport, Yorkshire, England following a landing accident.

Photo source - Mac Kerry

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1981

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 28 August 1981.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
April 1982

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1982.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
May 1982

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken departing from Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 9 May 1982.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
May 1982

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 29 May 1982.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
April 1983

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in April 1983.

Photo source - Kevin Colbran

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
June 1983

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa June 1983.

The No.2 Rolls-Royce Dart engine is starting up.

Not sure what the ground engineer is up to though.

Photo source - Lesley Gunby

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
February 1984

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at an unknown location circa February 1984.

Photo source - Malcolm Hill collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
July 1984

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1984.

A busy scene with a BMA Fokker F27 Friendship and two British Airways BAC One-Eleven behind.

Plenty of Shell fuel tankers which disappeared when the underground fuel supply system was later adopted.

Photo source - Stephen Boreham

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1984

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. A view above the clouds of the port wing and engine nacelles during a flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England 5 August 1984.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1984

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. A view above the clouds of the port engine nacelles during a flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England 5 August 1984.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
March 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in March 1985.

Photo source - Frank C Duarte Jr.

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
May 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa May 1985.

Photo source - Marc Willmott

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
May 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa May 1985.

An unusual view from the rear boarding steps.

The black blob in the middle of the wing is the clear perspex cover over the undercarriage safe indicator that can be seen from the cabin as it is coated with fluorescent paint.

Photo source - Marc Horobin

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
May 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa May 1985.

A nice closeup view of the rear fuselage and tail with a lurid green Ford Cortina Mark 4 estate in the background.

Photo source - Marc Horobin

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
May 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa May 1985.

A nice closeup view of the underside of the starboard wing.

Photo source - Marc Horobin

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
June 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1985.

Photo source - David Oates

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. A cockpit view in flight on a service from Leeds / Bradord Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England to Heathrow Airport, London, England 9 August 1985.

Photo source - Bert van Drunick

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. A view of the smart cabin on a service from Leeds / Bradord Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England to Heathrow Airport, London, England 9 August 1985.

Plenty of natural light through those large oval windows.

Photo source - Bert van Drunick

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. A superb view of the port Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engine nacelles and propellers above the clouds on a service from Leeds / Bradord Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England to Heathrow Airport, London, England 9 August 1985.

Photo source - Bert van Drunick

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
August 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1985.

All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines are running and the aircraft is being pushed back from the stand.

Note the derelict G-BFMW (C/N 67) in the far background.

Photo source - Alpha Mike Aviation Photography

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
October 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany 21 October 1985.

Photo source - Lothar Weber

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
December 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 7 December 1985.

Photo source - Kerry Taylor

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
June 1986

Leased back from British Aerospace PLC (BAe). Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in July 1986.

Photo source - Gary Watt

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
September 1986

Leased back from British Aerospace PLC (BAe). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 10 September 1986.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT
September 1986

Leased back from British Aerospace PLC (BAe). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1986 being pushed back from the stand with BMA McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Series 15 G-BMAG in the background.

Photo source - AirNikon

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British Aerospace PLC (BAe)
G-BMAT
May 1987

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 24 May 1987 still in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery less titles.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British Aerospace PLC (BAe)
G-BMAT
August 1987

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in August 1987 still in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery less titles.

The aircraft in front is G-BAPF (C/N 338).

Photo source - Phil Cooke

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British Aerospace PLC (BAe)
G-BMAT
August 1987

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in August 1987 still in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery less titles.

The aircraft in front is G-BAPF (C/N 338).

Photo source - Phil Cooke

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British Aerospace PLC (BAe)
G-BMAT
September 1987

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in September 1987 still in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery less titles.

Photo source - Umberto Maselli

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STH Sales Ltd
G-OHOT
February 1989

Re-registered from G-BMAT. Taken at an unknown location 11 February 1989.

Photo source - G Ditchfield collection

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Hot Air
G-OHOT
April 1989

Owned by STH Sales Ltd and now operating for Hot Air. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in April 1989.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Baltic Airlines (UK)
G-OHOT
June 1989

Owned by STH Sales Ltd and now operating for Hot Air. Taken outside an Aerospatiale hangar at Toulouse Airport, France circa June 1989.

Can anyone confirm the date and give some information about the occasion?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Adrian Crooks collection

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Baltic Airlines (UK)
G-OHOT
July 1989

LOwned by STH Sales Ltd and now operating for Hot Air. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1989.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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Baltic Airlines (UK)
G-OHOT
July 1989

Owned by STH Sales Ltd and now operating for Hot Air. Taken departing from Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1989.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Baltic Airlines (UK)
G-OHOT
September 1989

Owned by STH Sales Ltd and now operating for Hot Air. Taken at an unknown location in September 1989.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
April 1990

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in April 1990.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
May 1990

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channels Islands 20 May 1990.

Note the spinning vortices coming off the propellers due to humid atmospheric conditions.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
July 1990

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1990.

In the background is G-AOYP (C/N 265).

Photo source - David Oates

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
July 1990

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria in July 1990.

Photo source - Christian Hauser

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
September 1990

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa September 1990 with a sea fog rolling in.

Photo source - Graham Dauphin

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
December 1990

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa December 1990 in open storage during a maintenance period and awaiting replacement Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Nicholas Cox

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
April 1991

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 21 April 1991 minus three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

The aircraft behind is G-BAPF (C/N 338).

Photo source - Simon Brooke

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
July 1991

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 9 July 1991 now minus all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - JetPix

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
March 1992

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1992.

The Viscount on the right is G-BFZL (C/N 435).

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-OHOT
March 1992

Leased from STH Sales Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1992.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OHOT
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken inside the AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) hangar at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England.

Andy and his colleague (on the right) are naturally sombre surrounded by the sad wreckage of this aircraft that crashed 25 February 1994.

Photo source - Andy Nicodemo

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OHOT
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken inside the AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) hangar at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England.

Andy is getting one of the Darts ready to be taken away for investigation at an engine overhaul base under the control of the AAIB.

The aircraft crashed 25 February 1994.

Photo source - Andy Nicodemo

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Hanningfield Metals
G-OHOT
January 1997

Transferred from the AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch). Taken at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex, England in January 1997.

The sad remains of the forward fuselage section still strapped to the flatbed trailer.

Photo source - Alan Allen

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