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Viscount c/n 458

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 458 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)
JA8209
June 1964

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1964.

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

An ANA publicity photo reproduced as an official postcard.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8209
May 1966

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken arriving at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan in May 1966.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8209
December 1968

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken arriving at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan in December 1968.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
October 1970

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at an unknown location in October 1970.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
June 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken arriving at an unknown location circa June 1975.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Does anyone recognise the background?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
October 1978

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador in October 1978 with SAN Ecuador titles.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
October 1978

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 12 October 1978 prior to going to Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, England for a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

Photo source - John Smith

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
October 1978

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in October 1978 prior to going to Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, England for a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

Photo source - Dick Gilbert

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
October 1978

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in October 1978 prior to going to Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England for a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

A Kingsley Publications Postcard Ref AS 104

Photo source - Steve Gensler

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
April 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in April 1979 during a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

Note the lack of '- Ecuador' in the titles now.

Photo source - Bill Teasdale

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
June 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in June 1979 during a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

Note the lack of '- Ecuador' in the titles now.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
July 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 7 July 1979 during a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

It is still awaiting the No.1 propeller and the other three are in the 'featered' position, which is how they are installed.

They must all be 'unfeathered' hydraulically using the electrical feathering pump installed on each Rolls-Royce Dart engine, and moved to the 'ground fine pitch' position before the engines can be started or a turbine overtemp situation will occur.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
July 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 7 July 1979 during a 'Check 4' heavy maintenance inspection.

It is still awaiting the No.1 propeller and the other three are in the 'featered' position, which is how they are installed.

They must all be moved hydraulically using the electrical feathering pump installed on each Rolls-Royce Dart engine to the 'ground fine pitch' position before the engines can be started or a turbine overtemp situation will occur.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
August 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1979 after its return from Baginton with just SAN on the fuselage.

Note the lack of '- Ecuador' in the titles now.

Photo source - Alex Burton

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
August 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1979 after its return from Baginton with the tail logo now applied.

Note the lack of '- Ecuador' in the titles now.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-ATV
October 1982

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Azuay Province, Ecuador 8 October 1982.

During a long and fast landing on runway 23 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.

This photo shows a striking resemblence to a photograph of the accident to HC-ART (C/N 288) which was at the same airport but twelve years earlier.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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