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Viscount c/n 444

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 444
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd


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This V.828 series Viscount was built for
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8202

It first flew on Saturday, 8 July 1961 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 444
All Nippon Airways (ANA)


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Its final owner/operator was
All Nippon Airways (ANA) as JA8202.

Its fate:-
Crashed during a training flight near Nagoya, Japan 19 November 1962. At 11:30 local time and at a height of 3,500 feet the aircraft made a steep 360 degree turn to the right at low speed, nosed up and spun to the left until hitting the ground and burning out in the ensuing fire. Captain Norio Yoshino and three other crew members were killed. No explanation of the circumstances which led to this accident have been given.


Operational record
Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount G-ARKY

Country of Registration United Kingdom

March 1961 to July 1961

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

G-ARKY - c/n 444 - a V.828 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

April 1960
Order placed by All Nippon Airways (ANA) initially for three aircraft, followed by two further batches of three.

23 March 1961
Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.

8 July 1961
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

21 July 1961
UK Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) issued.

21 July 1961
Delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA).


Photo of All Nippon Airways (ANA) Viscount JA8202

Country of Registration Japan

July 1961 to November 1962

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

JA8202 - c/n 444 - a V.828 series Viscount
Japan registered

21 July 1961
Delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) with '02' on the forward fuselage and fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.

26 July 1961
UK registration cancelled.

19 November 1962
Crashed during a training flight near Nagoya, Japan.

At 11:30 local time and at a height of 3500 feet the aircraft made a steep 360 degree turn to the right at low speed, nosed up and spun to the left until hitting the ground and burning out in the ensuing fire. Captain Norio Yoshino and three other crew members were killed. No explanation of the circumstances which led to this accident have been given.

Total time 3,490 hours and 2,670 total landings.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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