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Viscount c/n 422

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Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 422 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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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
June 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with a nice selection of service vehicles waiting to advance.

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

The impressive BEA maintenance facility can be seen in the background at the easterly end of the airport.

Photo source - John W Read

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
May 1963

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 5 May 1963.

Photo source - John Hamlin

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
April 1964

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 18 April 1964.

Photo source - Matthew McGrath

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
August 1964

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 2 August 1964.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
March 1965

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in March 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
June 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1967, just three months before it crash landed.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
September 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 22 September 1967, after the landing accident in poor weather conditions.

This view clearly shows the fuselage cracked open behind the wing and the outer part of the starboard wing broken away.

Note that the airlines titles and registration have been painted out.

Photo source - Graham Fitzjohn

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
September 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 22 September 1967, after the landing accident in poor weather conditions.

This view shows where the aircraft ended up.

Photo source - Graham Fitzjohn

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
September 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 22 September 1967, after the landing accident in poor weather conditions.

This view shows where the aircraft ended up.

Photo source - Graham Fitzjohn

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
September 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 22 September 1967, after the landing accident in poor weather conditions.

This view shows the damage sustained to all four Dart engines and propellers.

Photo source - Graham Fitzjohn

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AKK
September 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 22 September 1967, after the landing accident in poor weather conditions.

This view shows a propeller complete with the front end of the engine reduction gearbox still attached, such was the force of the impact.

Photo source - Graham Fitzjohn

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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