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Viscount history


Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.


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

Aircraft operational records

Viscount c/n 435 had a long and varied career
Viscount c/n 435 had a
long and varied career

Records for all 445 aircraft built are available


The story of each Viscount is as varied as the number of aircraft built. Some like c/n 248 G-AOXU and c/n 435 G-BFZL had long and varied careers. Others like c/n 84 VH-TVG and c/n 447 D-ANAF had loyal careers with only one owner. Some however had very short careers like c/n 337 AP-AJE that crashed after only 5 months service.

To retrieve an aircraft's operational record enter either its construction number (1-459) or one of the registrations it used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).


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Displayed will be all the information that we have on file for that aircraft. However the history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 25 - G-AMOL

Photo of Cambrian Airways Viscount G-AMOL c/n 25
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G-AMOL - Cambrian Airways - April 1963 to July 1965

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in February 1964.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AMOL
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 25, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AMOL and first flew on Tuesday, 8 December 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

Its final owner/operator was Cambrian Airways as G-AMOL.

Its fate:-

Crashed during a radar assisted approach to runway 26 at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in poor weather during an empty positioning flight from Ronaldsway, Isle of Man 20 July 1965.

The aircraft went out of control during the final stage of the approach to land. It rolled over onto its back and crashed inverted through the Thompson & Capper 'Mothak's Limited' factory roof and caught fire.

Little remained of the aircraft which was recovered in a Queen Mary articulated truck back to the airport for investigation.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 25 G-AMOL
Cambrian Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Bob O'Brien collection


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
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