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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 432

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 432
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-SET

It first flew on Saturday, 8 November 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 432
Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)


Turkey flag Turkey

Its final owner/operator was
Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) as TC-SET.

Its fate:-
Crashed and burst into flames after striking an electricity pylon on approach to Esenboğa International Airport, Ankara, Turkey 2 February 1969. All 4 crew and 22 passenger survived but 11 were injured.


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

Country of Registration Turkey

December 1958 to February 1969

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)

TC-SET - c/n 432 - a V.794D series Viscount
Turkey registered

8 November 1958
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

2 December 1958
Delivered to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY).

1 January 1959
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England due to a London Airport (Heathrow) weather diversion.

2 February 1969
Crashed and burst into flames after striking an electricity pylon while on approach to Esenboğa International Airport, Ankara, Turkey in poor weather.

All 4 crew and 22 passenger survived but 11 were injured.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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