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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscounts registrations by country

TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount c/n 48 VH-TVE
Australia issued 36 registrations

Viscounts have been registered in 81 countries




Viscounts have been registered in 81 countries since the 1950s with the United Kingdom issuing 230 and Equatorial Guinea issuing only one.


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Displayed will be all the Viscount registrations issued in the selected country together with the first owner or operator to use each registration. NOTE: Some aircraft may have had more that one registration issued to it.

Featured aircraft - c/n 77 - OD-ACR

Photo of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount OD-ACR c/n 77
Lebanon flag

Lebanon


OD-ACR - Middle East Airlines (MEA) - March 1957 to December 1957

Sub-leased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1957. The well tended flower beds are a tribute to the care and attention paid by the airport authorities during this period.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 77, a V.736, was built for Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S as LN-FOF and first flew on Thursday, 20 October 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by British European Airways (BEA), Middle East Airlines (MEA), British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), Airwork Ltd, Transair Ltd and British United Airways (BUA)

Its final owner/operator was British Midland Airways (BMA). Its fate: Damaged beyond repair after a heavy landing at East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, England during a scheduled flight from Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 20 February 1969.

The pilot failed to execute a flare on the second attempt to land on runway 10 resulting in a short and very heavy landing. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed and the fuselage broke in two just rear of the wing. Visibility at the time was poor.

Declared as beyond economic repair, written off and subsequently broken up for scrap.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 77 OD-ACR
Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Lebanon issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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