10 June 2023
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

Viscount history

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

Viscount photos by owner or operator

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines Viscount c/n 40 CF-TGI
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines

Photos for most owner or operators are available

Over 570 owners and operators have been involved with the Viscount. Some like Capital Airlines (USA) and BEA - British European Airways Corporation operated many while others like Air Anglia operated only one.

Viscounts operated by large airlines who had their aircraft for many years will have painted them in several different versions of their livery.

Owner or operator

Displayed will be all the photos that we have on file illustrating the operational history of the Viscount with each owner or operator.

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

Featured owner or operator

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) and now un-named. Taken departing from Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy in June 1965 with the Maltese Cross and 'The Malta Airlines' logo on the cheat line during a service from London to Malta.

Note the repositioned registration, enlarged to meet a change in regulations.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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, near Crianlarich, 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. Some remains of the aircraft were still there in October 2020.

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 Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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