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Viscount c/n 441

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 441
AUA - Austrian Airlines


Austria flag Austria

This V.837 series Viscount was built for
AUA - Austrian Airlines as OE-LAL

It first flew on Monday, 2 May 1960 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Shackleton Aviation Ltd, TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda and LAU - Lineas Aereas la Urraca


Photo of Viscount c/n 441
Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia)


Colombia flag Colombia

Its final owner/operator was
Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia) as HK-1267.

Its fate:-
Damaged beyond repair while owned by TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda at Bucaramanga, Colombia 14 December 1977. Title transferred to Aerocesar Colombia due to a corporate name change circa January 1980 but the aircraft remained stored. Still noted in existence in March 2011 in a derelict condition. The final fate of this aircraft is currently unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Operational record
Photo of AUA - Austrian Airlines Viscount OE-LAL

Country of Registration Austria

May 1960 to October 1971

AUA - Austrian Airlines

OE-LAL - c/n 441 - a V.837 series Viscount
Austria registered

2 May 1960
First flight from Weybridge, Surrey, England.

14 May 1960
Delivered to Austrian Airlines named as 'W A Mozart'.

Appeared in the film 'The Day of the Jackal'.
Movie still

circa September 1971
Noted being used in the making of the film "The Day of the Jackal" directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film was eventually relased by Universal Pictures in 1973

circa September 1971
Sold to Shackleton Aviation Ltd.


Photo of Shackleton Aviation Ltd Viscount OE-LAL

Country of Registration Austria

September 1971 to November 1971

Shackleton Aviation Ltd

OE-LAL - c/n 441 - a V.837 series Viscount
Austria registered

circa September 1971
Purchased from AUA - Austrian Airlines and ferried to Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in ex AUA livery less titles.

3 November 1971
Sold to TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda.


Photo of TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda Viscount HK-1267

Country of Registration Colombia

November 1971 to December 1971

TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda

HK-1267 - c/n 441 - a V.837 series Viscount
Colombia registered

3 November 1971
Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd.

26 November 1971
Departed on delivery to TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda in ex AUA livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied. Noted at Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland clearing customs and refuelling.

circa December 1971
Leased to LAU - Lineas Aereas la Urraca.


Photo of LAU - Lineas Aereas la Urraca Viscount HK-1267

Country of Registration Colombia

December 1971 to September 1972

LAU - Lineas Aereas la Urraca

HK-1267 - c/n 441 - a V.837 series Viscount
Colombia registered

circa December 1971
Leased from TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda in ex AUA - Austrian Airlines livery less titles named as 'Quimbaya'.

29 September 1972
Returned to TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda.


Photo of TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda Viscount HK-1267

Country of Registration Colombia

September 1972 to January 1980

TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda

HK-1267 - c/n 441 - a V.837 series Viscount
Colombia registered

Repainted in the later TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda red and blue striped livery.
TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda red and blue striped livery

29 September 1972
Returned from LAU - Lineas Aereas la Urraca lease and painted up in a blue and yellow TAC livery.

Circa 1975
Repainted in a red and blue striped TAC livery.

Painted in the TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda 'Blue Cheat Line' livery.
TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda blue cheat line livery

Circa 1977
Painted in the final TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda blue cheat line livery.

14 December 1977
Damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Bucaramanga, Colombia. The aircraft landed heavily and bounced back into the air and finally landed on the last third of the runway. The pilot realised that he could not stop in time before running off the end of the runway and carried out a violent ground loop. The nose and port undercarriage legs collapsed and the aircraft slewed to a halt with damage to the port wing and also to the No.1 and No.2 propellers and engines . There were no injuries amongst the crew and passengers.

January 1980
Title of the remains was transferred to Aerocesar Colombia due to a corporate name change.
The actual date is not known.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia) Viscount HK-1267

Country of Registration Colombia

January 1979 to

Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia)

HK-1267 - c/n 441 - a V.837 series Viscount
Colombia registered

January 1979
Title of the remains transferred from TAC - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda due to a corporate name change but the aircraft remained stored at Bucaramanga, Colombia minus any useful parts.

30 March 2011
Derelict remains still noted in existence.

Subsequent fate unknown.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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