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Viscount c/n 441

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Below are the 47 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 441 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.

1

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
July 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and then named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria 11 July 1960.

It is being towed in front of the 'OFAG' hangar ready for the naming ceremony.

The AUA flag hides the position of the name on the forward cabin door.

Photo source - Fritz Heusch via Michael Bernhard

2

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
June 1962

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1962.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

3

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
September 1964

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Kranebitten Airport, Innsbruck, Austria in September 1964.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and that the name is now on the forward fuselage.

Photo source - John Powell

4

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
February 1965

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden 21 February 1965.

For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

5

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
June 1965

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 20 June 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

6

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
September 1966

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 3 September 1966.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

7

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
March 1968

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zürich, Switzerland in March 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

8

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
April 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria 24 April 1969.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

9

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
July 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 23 July 1969.

In the background is a CAF - Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed C-130E Hercules which were regular visitors to the UK and West Germany.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

10

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
August 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria 1 August 1969.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

11

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
August 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria 1 August 1969.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

12

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
September 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at a very wet Salzburg Airport, Maxglan, Austria circa September 1969.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bob Godts

13

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
September 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1969.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

14

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
August 1970

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Schoenefeld Airport, Berlin, West Germany 5 August 1970.

Photo source - Planeboys

15

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
August 1970

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W. A. Mozart'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa August 1970.

Photo source - Kees van Boven

16

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL
September 1971

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'W A Mozart'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1971 during the making of the film 'The Day of the Jackal' which was eventually released in 1973 and directed by Fred Zinnemann.

This is a movie still from Universal Pictures.

However, this is not a photo of an Austrian Airlines V.837, but an unknown V.700 series aircraft. The open door is missing to the right of the steps, there is a small part of the oval door opening visible to the left of the steps and it has 'needle' shaped propeller blades.

Does anyone know the true identity of this 'film prop'?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - John Woodhouse collection

17

Shackleton Aviation Ltd
HK-1267
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in November 1971 in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery with HK-1347 (C/N 442) just visible on the right.

Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971 in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery with HK-1347 (C/N 442) in the background.

Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971 in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery.

Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Andy Shackleford

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 26 November 1971 in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery.

It is about to depart on the long delivery journey to Colombia.

Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

21

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
November 1972

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa November 1972 freshly repainted in a smart new livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
January 1974

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at an unknown location in January 1974.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

23

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
September 1975

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken depating from Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in September 1975.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
May 1976

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in May 1976 in a later livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

25

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
March 1976

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in March 1976 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

26

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
June 1976

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1976.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

27

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
June 1976

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken flying over an unknown location circa June 1976.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

This postcard was issued by Movifoto.

Does anyone recognise the dramatic background?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Claus Hudetz collection

28

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
June 1977

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at an unknown location in June 1977 in a later livery.

Does anyone recognise the background?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

29

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267
November 1977

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1977.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

30

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
February 1992

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 1992.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

31

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
February 1992

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 1992.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

32

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
February 1992

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 1992.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

33

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
February 1992

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 1992.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

34

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
February 1992

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 1992.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

35

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
May 2009

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia 3 May 2009 now on a slope near the runway.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Fernando Rueda

36

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
March 2011

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia 30 March 2011 now on a slope near the runway.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Javier Franco Topper

37

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
January 2014

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in January 2014 on a slope near the runway.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Diego Andres Torres Espinel

38

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
October 2014

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in November 2014 on a slope near the runway.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

It is now being cleaned out of all non-metal components ready to be broken up into sections.

Photo source - Diego Andres Torres Espinel

39

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
November 2014

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia in November 2014 on a slope near the runway.

The aircraft had been damaged beyond repair in December 1977 and robbed of all useful parts.

It has now had the rear section removed due to the close proximity of the new ramp area under construction.

Photo source - Diego Andres Torres Espinel

40

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
January 2015

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia 11 January 2015 in a new location away from the active area.

Not sure why they chopped off the rear fuselage before they towed the aircraft away from its former position.

Photo source - Google Earth

41

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-1267
November 2015

Title of the remains transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Palonegro Airport, Bucaramanga, Colombia circa November 2015 now with the wings removed and the forward fuselage half lying on its side.

Photo source - Diego Andres Torres Espinel

42

Parque de la Vida
HK-1267
November 2017

Remains donated by the Palonegro Airport Authority. Taken at Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) in the Hermoso district of Bucaramanga, Colombia 1 November 2017 awaiting assembly for use as an educational facility, particularly for children.

Photo source - Vanguardia.com

43

Parque de la Vida
HK-1267
November 2017

Remains donated by the Palonegro Airport Authority. Taken at Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) in the Hermoso district of Bucaramanga, Colombia 1 November 2017 awaiting assembly for use as an educational facility, particularly for children.

Photo source - Vanguardia.com

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Parque de la Vida
HK-1267
November 2017

Remains donated by the Palonegro Airport Authority. Taken at Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) in the Hermoso district of Bucaramanga, Colombia 1 November 2017 awaiting assembly for use as an educational facility, particularly for children.

Photo source - Vanguardia.com

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Parque de la Vida
HK-1267
November 2017

Remains donated by the Palonegro Airport Authority. Taken at Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) in the Hermoso district of Bucaramanga, Colombia 1 November 2017 awaiting assembly for use as an educational facility, particularly for children. A view of the totally gutted cockpit.

A lot of sharp edges to get rid of before children can be let loose inside!

Photo source - Vanguardia.com

46

Bucaramanga Municipal Cleaning Company
HK-1267
February 2018

Remains transferred from Parque de la Vida (Park of Life). Taken in the Hermoso district of Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 2018 during the transfer to a temporary storage site.

Three flatbed trucks and two cranes were used, with an inevitable disruption to the local traffic.

The transfer took from 7PM to 11PM.

Photo source - Vanguardia.com

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Bucaramanga Municipal Cleaning Company
HK-1267
February 2018

Remains transferred from Parque de la Vida (Park of Life). Taken in a yard near the El Carrasco landfill site on the outskirts of Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 2018.

After complaints from locals near the Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) the aircraft was moved to this temporary site pending a decision on its future.

Photo source - Jaime del Rio

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