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Photo of Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AOM
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EI-AOM - Aer Lingus - November 1966 to March 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named as 'St Phelim' / 'St Feidhlim'. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 18 August 1967.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) Viscount PH-VIG
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)

This aircraft c/n 178, a V.803, was built for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) as PH-VIG and first flew on Friday, 18 October 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Its final owner/operator was Aer Lingus as EI-AOM.

Its fate:-

Crashed into the Irish Sea near Tuskar Rock, 50 miles off the coast of County Wexford, Ireland 24 March 1968 on Aer Lingus flight EI 712 from Cork Airport, Ballygarvan, Ireland.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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