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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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Viscount c/n 401

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 401
Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)


Brasil flag Brasil

This V.827 series Viscount was built for
Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) as PP-SRG

It first flew on Tuesday, 20 January 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 401
Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)


Brasil flag Brasil

Its final owner/operator was
Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) as PP-SRG.

Its fate:-
Crashed after a mid-air collision with a Brasilian Air Force T-21 (Fokker Type S.11) trainer serial number FAB 0742 while approaching downwind to land on runway 32 at Galeao Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 22 December 1959. See the history section for full details.


Operational record
Photo of Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) Viscount PP-SRG

Country of Registration Brasil

January 1959 to December 1959

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)

PP-SRG - c/n 401 - a V.827 series Viscount
Brasil registered

20 January 1959
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

29 January 1959
Departed from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England on delivery to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) fitted with integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

22 December 1959
Crashed after a mid-air collision with a Brasilian Air Force T-21 (Fokker Type S.11) trainer serial number FAB 0742 while approaching downwind to land on runway 32 at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Some reports incorrectly list the Air Force aircraft as a North American AT-6 Texan.

At the time of the accident the Brasilian Military Aviation Academy was located at Campo dos Afonsos, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and one of its flight training areas was close to the Galeao Airport air traffic zone.

While practising spins the solo cadet flying the T-21 flew out of his training area and hit the Viscount's port wing. He had just 19 hours of flight experience. The Viscount crew lost control and the aircraft crashed into several houses at Rua Peçanha Póvoas, some 4 kilometres south of the airport.

All 6 crew and 26 passengers on board and ten people on the ground were sadly killed.

The Air Force cadet baled out by parachute and survived and his aircraft crashed near the Rua Joaquim de Queiroz.

Total time 1,040 hours and 655 total landings.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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