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Viscount c/n 457

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Below are the 46 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 457 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.

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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8208
April 1966

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan 30 April 1966.

Note the All Nippon Airways titles have now been applied in English.

Also note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
September 1970

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA circa September 1970.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Was this where the aircraft was repainted in SAN livery?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

3

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
October 1970

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador circa October 1970.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the ANA specification.

We don't actually know the true identity of this aircraft so it may well be HC-ATV (C/N 458).

Photo source - Luigi Preti via Santiago Toral

4

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
July 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at an unknown location circa July 1975 with SAN Ecuador titles.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

6

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

7

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

8

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

9

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

10

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

This view shows the damage to the fuselage where the forward door sliced through.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

11

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

12

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

13

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

During an internal flight at a low altitude the forward door came open and became detached.

The door then hit the No.2 propeller and was propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 engine nacelle nearly broke away.

The integral front 'airsteps' started to unfold and were caught in the slipstream.

After shutting down the No.2 engine the crew made an emergency landing without further incident.

We have no more details regarding the fate of anyone on board or the actual date.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

15

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ASP
August 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in August 1975.

This view shows the aircraft after the in-flight incident where the forward door came open, broke away and struck the No.2 propeller before being propelled through the side of the fuselage.

The No.2 Dart engine has already been removed and it looks like the No.1 engine is also going to be removed.

The hole in the fuselage is clearly evident.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HC-ASP
April 1976

Purchased from Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN). Taken stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in April 1976 minus its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Note the painted rear door and lack of registration markings.

A Plane Fotos International slide.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HC-ASP
April 1982

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in April 1982 while being prepared for its return to service.

Note the missing skin panels which relate to the in-flight incident in 1975 when it was with Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN).

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HC-ASP
April 1982

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in April 1982 while being prepared for its return to service.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-2404
January 1983

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa January 1983 in their first livery.

Note the small 'X' after the registration which was later removed.

The ground equipment still carries the old 'TAC' name.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

20

Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-2404
June 1983

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1983.

Note the small 'X' after the registration which was later removed.

The tail of the Fokker F27 is painted in the second livery which the Viscount also received for a short period.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-2404
June 1985

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1984 in their third livery.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-2404
November 1984

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1984 in their third livery.

Note that the small 'X' after the registration has now been removed.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-2404
February 1985

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in February 1985 in their fourth Viscount livery.

Note the Sud SE210 Caravelle in the background, still in the third livery.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia
HK-2404X
January 1987

Transferred from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) due to a corporate name change. Taken at an unknown location in their fourth Viscount livery circa January 1987.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
January 1991

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa January 1991.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
January 1991

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa January 1991.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
June 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa June 1992.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
June 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa June 1992.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
September 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa September 1992 undergoing maintenance before returning to service.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
September 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa September 1992 undergoing maintenance before returning to service.

Note the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 behind in the same livery.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
September 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa September 1992 undergoing maintenance before returning to service.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Rear baggage hold taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992 with Jaime walking through the cabin.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
October 1992

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1992.

Jaime taken with an Intercontinental flight attendant and Intercontinental airport manageress inside the very smart cabin.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-2404
August 1993

Purchased from Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 11 August 1993.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

40

Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
July 1996

Purchased from Intercontinental Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in July 1996 now repainted in a plain white livery.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

41

Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
February 2001

Purchased from Intercontinental Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in February 2001.

The fuselage has now been converted into a bar and fitted out with a television (note the satellite dish) and a sound system, and is parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility and used for private entertaining.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
December 2006

Purchased from Intercontinental Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia December 2006.

The fuselage had been converted into a bar and fitted out with a television (note the satellite dish) and a sound system, and is parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility and used for private entertaining.

Note the Sud Caravelle cockpit nose near the front of the Viscount.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
May 2008

Purchased from Intercontinental Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 11 May 2008.

The fuselage had been converted into a bar and fitted out with a television (note the satellite dish) and a sound system, and is parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility and used for private entertaining.

It could do with a good wash!

Photo source - Santiago Escobar

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Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
May 2008

Purchased from Intercontinental Colombia. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 20 May 2008.

The fuselage had been converted into a bar and fitted out with a television (note the satellite dish) and a sound system, and is parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility and used for private entertaining.

It could do with a good wash!

Photo source - Michael Blank

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Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
July 2013

Purchased from Intercontinental de Aviacion. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 8 July 2013.

The fuselage had been converted into a bar and fitted out with a television (note the satellite dish) and a sound system, and is parked in front of the Aeroelectronica maintenance facility and used for private entertaining.

The Intercontinental de Aviación Douglas DC-9 Series 15 HK-3827X has been stored here since June 2004 so this looks like a graveyard area.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

46

Aeroelectronica
HK-2404
July 2019

Purchased from Intercontinental de Aviacion. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 14 July 2019.

The fuselage had been converted into a bar and fitted out with a television (note the satellite dish) and a sound system.

It is now stored in a compound along with other disused aircraft and sections.

Photo source - John Maloney

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