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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 158 - G-AOHI

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOHI c/n 158
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G-AOHI - British European Airways Corporation (BEA) - March 1957 to January 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Charles Montagu Doughty'. Taken inside a hangar at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in January 1960. Having aquaplaned and overshot the runway the previous month it has now been moved under cover to allow an assessment of the damage by BEA and Insurance Engineers. The front of the aircraft has now been supported on conventional screw jacks at the various special locations in the fuselage. (BEA Engineering Photo)

Photo source - Keith McCloskey collection

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 158, a V.802, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOHI and first flew on Tuesday, 26 February 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Its final owner/operator was British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOHI.

Its fate:-

Crashed into Ben More mountain, Perthshire, Scotland in a snowstorm during a test flight from Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 19 January 1973. All 4 crew members sadly died in the crash.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 158 G-AOHI
British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Keith McCloskey collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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