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Viscount c/n 457

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 457
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd


England flag England

This V.828 series Viscount was built for
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8208

It first flew on Tuesday, 18 September 1962 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN), Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC), Aerocesar Colombia and Intercontinental Colombia


Photo of Viscount c/n 457
Aeroelectronica


Colombia flag Colombia

Its final owner/operator was
Aeroelectronica as HK-2404.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by Intercontinental de Aviación and stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1994.

Noted in February 2001 with the wings removed converted into a bar and fitted out with a television and a sound system and parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility. It is used for private entertaining. Noted still in existence 5 October 2018 but in a derelict condition. Noted stored in a compound 14 July 2019 along with other complete aircraft and sections.


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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

July 1962 to October 1962

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

G-ASBM - c/n 457 - 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.

This is the first one in the third batch.

4 July 1962
Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.

18 September 1962
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

2 October 1962
UK Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) issued.

5 October 1962
Departed on delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.

The ANA titles were not applied until it arrived in Japan.


Photo of All Nippon Airways (ANA) Viscount JA8208

Country of Registration Japan

October 1962 to September 1970

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

JA8208 - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Japan registered

5 October 1962
Departed on delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.

All Nippon Airways titles in Japanese and the local registration were applied after delivery.

All Nippon Airways titles were later applied in English.

10 October 1962
UK registration cancelled as aircraft exported.

26 April 1963
Damaged after the undercarriage collapsed during a landing at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan.

There were no reported injuries to the passengers and crew on board.

Repaired and returned to service.

5 September 1970
Sold to Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN).


Photo of Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) Viscount HC-ASP

Country of Registration Ecuador

September 1970 to September 1975

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)

HC-ASP - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Ecuador registered

5 September 1970
Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Painted in full livery with Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) titles.

Damaged after the forward door opened in flight.
Damaged after the forward
door opened in flight

circa 1975

Fuselage titles revised to SAN Ecuador.

circa August 1975
Damaged after the forward door opened in flight at a low level releasing the integral front 'airsteps'. The door broke away and hit the No.2 (port inner) propeller and then penetrated the forward fuselage. The No.2 Dart engine and nacelle nearly broke away from the aircraft. The crew shut down the No.2 engine and landed safely at Guayaquil Airport, Ecuador.

No more information is known about this incident regarding the fate of those on board or the actual date. Details please to
information@vickersviscount.net

26 September 1975
Sold to Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC).


Photo of Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) Viscount HC-ASP

Country of Registration Ecuador

September 1975 to January 1977

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)

HC-ASP - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Ecuador registered

26 September 1975
Purchased from Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) after an in-flight incident initially as a source of spares and ferried from Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador to Eldorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia for storage. Repairs were carried out to the forward fuselage and the No.2 engine nacelle before the ferry flight.

April 1976
Noted still minus its Dart engines, in a bare metal condition with red TAC titles and no registration applied.

circa January 1977
Re-registered as HK-2404. The actual date is unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) Viscount HK-2404

Country of Registration Colombia

January 1977 to January 1982

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)

HK-2404 - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Colombia registered

circa January 1977
Re-registered as HK-2404, overhauled and entered service. The actual dates are unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

24 September 1980
Reported as damaged in an accident.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

January 1982
Transferred to Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia) due to a corporate name change.


Photo of Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia Viscount HK-2404

Country of Registration Colombia

January 1982 to January 1987

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia

HK-2404 - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Colombia registered

Fourth Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia Viscount livery.

January 1982
Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. The titles on the aircraft are 'Aerocesar Colombia'.

January 1987
Sold to Intercontinental de Aviacion.


Photo of Intercontinental de Aviación Viscount HK-2404

Country of Registration Colombia

January 1987 to November 1994

Intercontinental de Aviación

HK-2404 - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Colombia registered

January 1987
Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia) and stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia.

Undergoing maintenance at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia.

circa September 1992
Noted undergoing maintenance at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia and now repainted in full Intercontinental livery.

20 January 1993
Noted back in service as a support aircraft for the Douglas DC9 fleet. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

26 October 1994
Noted stored again at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia.

circa November 1994
Sold to Aeroelectronica.
The actual date is not known.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of Aeroelectronica Viscount HK-2404

Country of Registration Colombia

November 1994 to

Aeroelectronica

HK-2404 - c/n 457 - a V.828 series Viscount
Colombia registered

circa November 1994
Purchased from Intercontinental de Aviacion but remained stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

February 2001

Noted with the wings removed and now converted into a bar and fitted out with a satellite television and a sound system.

It is parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility and used for private entertaining. The wings are stored nearby.

14 July 2019
Noted stored in a compound along with other complete aircraft and sections.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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