Viscount histories told by photos
Viscount c/n 447 had a
long and loyal career with Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Photos of 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 photos 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 photos that we have on file for that aircraft. However, the photo history may be incomplete,
so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.
Featured aircraft - c/n 249 - G-AOXV
G-AOXV - Transair (UK) Ltd - September 1957 to July 1960
Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in May 1960. A very jolly crew and ground engineer including Captain Jack Milner originally from Canada pose on the front maintence steps in the hot sunshine. Photo supplied by Jack's son Geoff. Note the blue crimplene stewardess uniforms which were the latest fashion then, at least for the summer.
Photo source - Geoff Milner
Transair (UK) Ltd
This aircraft c/n 249, a V.804, was built for Transair (UK) Ltd as G-AOXV and first flew on Wednesday, 18 September 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BUA - British United Airways
Its final owner/operator was Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) as SP-LVA.
Crashed at St Trond, 26 kms west of Liege, Belgium 20 August 1965. It is possible and even highly probable that severe turbulence was a determining factor in the accident.
History and photos of Viscount c/n 249 G-AOXV
Transair (UK) Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Geoff Milner