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Viscount c/n 400

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Below are the 53 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 400 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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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRF
December 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) SA. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 12 December 1958 during the flight test phase, ten days prior to delivery.

In the background is a BOAC Bristol Britannia.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRF
December 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at an unkown location in December 1958 just prior to delivery.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRF
June 1960

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa June 1960 with larger titles.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin and that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

4

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRF
May 1972

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken arriving at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil 6 May 1972 in a later livery.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background there are two Cruzeiro do Sul aircraft, a Boeing 727 and a Sud SE210 Caravelle and also the city of São Paulo.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRF
March 1974

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil in March 1974.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRF
June 1975

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken arriving at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa June 1975.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

A Manche Postcard BRA-15

Photo source - Garry Lakin collection

7

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BJA
October 1978

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 1978.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Michael Beier

8

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BJA
June 1979

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in June 1979 with Varig Boeing 707 PP-VLL and a USAF AFRES Lockheed C-130 Hercules in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

9

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BJA
January 1980

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa January 1980.

Photo source - Hugo Estévez

10

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
March 1982

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in March 1982 without titles.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
September 1990

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in September 1990.

It was repainted in the Boeing 737 style livery in May 1990 by PLUNA, which it never adopted in service.

It was used by visiting school children and also by PLUNA for ground instruction purposes.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

12

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
March 1992

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in March 1992.

It was used by visiting school children and also by PLUNA for ground instruction purposes.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

13

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
October 1996

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in October 1996.

It was used by visiting school children and also by PLUNA for ground instruction purposes.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Paul Chandler

14

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 1998

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in May 1998.

It was used by visiting school children and also by PLUNA for ground instruction purposes.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
April 2002

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in April 2002.

It was used by visiting school children and also by PLUNA for ground instruction purposes.

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP).

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004.

The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
December 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 December 2004 having been moved to a new area due to the development of the airport.

The paintwork is now faded from the intense sunlight.

Photo source - Nick Webb collection

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
February 2010

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 7 February 2010 and now parked in a grassy area.

Sadly it was now in a less secure area which resulted in a lot of vandalism and robbery of internal parts.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Streep

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
March 2014

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 3 March 2014 and now parked in a grassy area.

Sadly it was now in a less secure area which resulted in a lot of vandalism and robbery of internal parts.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Adrian Golfarini collection

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
March 2014

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 3 March 2014 and now parked in a grassy area.

Sadly it was now in a less secure area which resulted in a lot of vandalism and robbery of internal parts.

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP).

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Adrian Golfarini collection

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
January 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in January 2015 in a grassy area.

Sadly it was in a less secure area which resulted in a lot of vandalism and robbery of internal parts.

Photo source - L W Photography

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and is now being towed to a more secure ramp area.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and is now being towed to a more secure ramp area.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the two stored PLUNA Boeing 737 in the background.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and now parked in a more secure ramp area next to PLUNA Boeing 737-200 CX-BON which has been stored since October 2008.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the terrible condition of the cockpit, mainy due to vandalism when it was stored in a remote area.

The result of the hot and humid atmosphere is clearly evident on the cockpit windows.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the cockpit centre console which luckily remained free from vandalism, compared to the main instrument panels.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the poor condition of the cabin.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the washroom area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
June 2017

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in June 2017.

Photo source - LW Baires Aviation Photography

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
July 2017

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 29 July 2017 in the Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (Uruguayan Air Force) Base 1 area where it will be restored over a long period by museum volunteers.

Photo source - Eduardo Luzardo (Ratones de Hangar AAMA)

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
July 2017

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 29 July 2017 in the Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (Uruguayan Air Force) Base 1 area where it will be restored over a long period by museum volunteers.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Eduardo Luzardo (Ratones de Hangar AAMA)

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
July 2017

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 29 July 2017 in the Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (Uruguayan Air Force) Base 1 area where it will be restored over a long period by museum volunteers.

Photo source - Eduardo Luzardo (Ratones de Hangar AAMA)

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
July 2019

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 13 July 2019 having received a well earned wash.

Photo source - Julio Salvo

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
October 2019

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in October 2019.

It is hoped that it will be repainted soon.

Photo source - Pablo Martínez

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
April 2021

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. A Google Earth view of Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 14 February 2021 showing the current position of the Viscount.

It used to be parked near the old terminal building before it was put out to grass on the other side of the airport.

Photo source - Google Earth

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
June 2021

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 21 June 2021.

The planned repainted has not yet happened, presumably because of the world pandemic situation.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
June 2021

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 21 June 2021.

The aircraft is parked next to a military transport hangar.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
June 2021

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 21 June 2021.

The aircraft is parked next to a military hangar with the old airport terminal building just visible in the left background.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico (AAMA)
CX-BJA
June 2021

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 21 June 2021.

The aircraft is parked next to a military transport hangar.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

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