20 November 2019
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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 138 - HK-1708

Photo of Rionegro Tutucán Recreational Park Viscount HK-1708 c/n 138
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HK-1708 - Rionegro Tutucán Recreational Park - September 1991 to current

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 13 July 2013 now repainted in a smart new livery with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7440
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 138, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7440 and first flew on Friday, 14 September 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by United Air Lines, Viscount International Corporation, Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA), Aeropesca Colombia and Intercontinental Colombia

Its final owner/operator was Rionegro Tutucán Recreational Park as HK-1708.

Its fate:-

During a cargo flight from Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, San Andres Island 31 March 1991 both artificial horizons failed while cruising in turbulence at FL160. Control was regained at 4,000 feet and an emergency landing was carried out at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport, Rionegro, Antioquia near Medellín, Colombia. Inspection after landing showed substantial airframe stress damage. Withdrawn from use. Donated to Rionegro Tutucán recreational park in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia circa September 1991.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 138 HK-1708
Rionegro Tutucán Recreational Park Viscount fleet list and photos
Colombia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Paul Filmer

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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