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Viscount c/n 430

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 430
Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)


Turkey flag Turkey

This V.794D series Viscount was built for
Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) as TC-SEL

It first flew on Monday, 1 September 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri


Photo of Viscount c/n 430
Havacilik Muzezi


Turkey flag Turkey

Its final owner/operator was
Havacilik Muzezi as 430.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) and transferred to the Havacilik Muzezi on the military side of Yesilkoy airfield, Istanbul, Turkey in 1990. Painted up as Viscount TC-SEV (C/N 429) in THY -Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines livery for a television documentary about one-time Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes' life September 2006. Prime Minister Menderes surived the crash of TC-SEV on approach to Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England on 17 February 1959. Repainted back in Türk Hava Kuvvetleri livery circa 2007.


Operational record
Photo of Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) Viscount TC-SEL

Country of Registration Turkey

September 1958 to June 1971

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)

TC-SEL - c/n 430 - a V.794D series Viscount
Turkey registered

1 September 1958
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

19 September 1958
Handed over to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY).

20 September 1958
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out crew training and ILS approaches.

25 September 1958
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out crew training and ILS approaches.

Painted in the THY 'Flag and Stripe Tail' livery.
THY
'Flag and Stripe Tail' livery

circa 1960
Painted in the THY 'Flag and Stripe Tail' livery.

Painted in the THY - Türk Hava Yollari 'Logo Tail' livery.
THY - Türk Hava Yollari
'Logo Tail' livery

circa 1962
Painted in the THY 'logo tail' livery.

3 June 1971
Transferred to the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force).


Photo of Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) Viscount 430

Country of Registration Turkey

June 1971 to January 1990

Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)

430 - c/n 430 - a V.794D series Viscount
Turkey registered

Noted at Stansted Airport, Essex, England for scheduled maintenance by Aviation Traders Engineering Ltd.
Maintenance at Stansted, Essex, England in 1976

3 June 1971
Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) for use as VIP transport.

1975
Noted at Stansted Airport, Essex, England for scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd.

David Carter illustration of Türk Hava Kuvvetleri Viscount 430

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


Noted at Stansted, Essex, England for scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd.
Maintenance at Stansted, Essex, England in 1983

1976
Noted at Stansted Airport, Essex, England for scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd.

1983
Noted at Stansted Airport, Essex, England for scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd.

circa January 1990
Withdrawn from service and transferred to the Havacilik Muzezi on the military side of Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey for preservation.


Photo of Havacilik Muzezi Viscount 430

Country of Registration Turkey

January 1990 to

Havacilik Muzezi

430 - c/n 430 - a V.794D series Viscount
Turkey registered

circa January 1990
Withdrawn from use from the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) and preserved at the Havacilik Muzezi on the military side of Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey.

Painted up as TC-SEV for a television documentary about one-time Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Mendere.
Türk Hava Yollari (THY)
'Flag and Stripe Tail' livery

September 2006
A television documentary about one-time Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes' life was shot and this aircraft was painted up as Viscount TC-SEV (C/N 429) in Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) livery. Prime Minister Menderes surived the crash of TC-SEV on approach to Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 17 February 1959.

Re-painted in Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) livery.
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri livery

circa 2007
Repainted back in Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) livery.

May 2015
Noted still in existence.


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