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Viscount c/n 458

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 458
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd


England flag England

This V.828 series Viscount was built for
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8209

It first flew on Monday, 22 October 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)


Photo of Viscount c/n 458
Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)


Ecuador flag Ecuador

Its final owner/operator was
Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) as HC-ATV.

Its fate:-
During a long and fast landing on runway 23 at Cuenca Airport, Ecuador 8 October 1982 in wet weather the pilot realised that the aircraft was not going to stop in time so he elected to steer the aircraft off of the righthand side of the runway. The starboard undercarriage dug into the soft ground and the starboard wing hit the ground damaging both starboard propellers and shockloading the Dart engines and causing considerable structural damage. The insurance company declared it as beyond economic repair and it was written off.


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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

July 1962 to November 1962

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

G-ASBO - c/n 458 - 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 aircraft is in the third batch.

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

22 October 1962
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

2 November 1962
Delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA).


Photo of All Nippon Airways (ANA) Viscount JA8209

Country of Registration Japan

November 1962 to September 1970

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

JA8209 - c/n 458 - a V.828 series Viscount
Japan registered

2 November 1962
Delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) with '09' on the forward fuselage and fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.

David Carter illustration of All Nippon Airways V.828 Viscount c/n 458 JA8209

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


All Nippon Airways titles were also applied in English which wasn't applied to the first three ANA Viscounts or the previously leased aircraft G-APKJ (C/N 88) and G-APKK (C/N 89).

7 November 1962
UK registration cancelled.

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


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

Country of Registration Ecuador

September 1970 to October 1982

Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)

HC-ATV - c/n 458 - a V.828 series Viscount
Ecuador registered

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

10 October 1978
Noted arriving at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England. After clearing customs it moved on to Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England for a major 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection which involved re-skinning the fuselage and replacement of the life controlled wing spars.

Painted in the Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) livery.
Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) livery

2 August 1979
Noted back at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England following maintenance work at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire.

20 September 1979
Noted at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England being repainted and also receiving an interior upgrade.

The starboard undercarriage dug into the soft ground and the starboard wing hit the ground spinning the aircraft round.
Damaged at Cuenca, Ecuador

8 October 1982
During a long and fast landing on runway 23 at Cuenca Airport, Ecuador in wet weather the pilot realised that the aircraft was not going to stop in time so he elected to steer the aircraft off of the righthand side of the runway.

The starboard undercarriage dug into the soft ground and the starboard wing hit the ground spinning the aircraft round in an anti-clockwise direction until it was facing the side of the runway. Both starboard propellers were damaged and the starboard Dart engines were shockloaded. There was also considerable structural damage to the starboard wing.

The insurance company declared it as beyond economic repair and it was written off.

Broken up for scrap. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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