20 September 2018
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Photo of Central African Airways (CAA) Viscount VP-YNB
Rhodesia flag


VP-YNB - Central African Airways (CAA) - May 1964 to January 1968

Returned from Aden Airways lease. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in January 1966. From circa January 1965 the CAA - Central African Airways fleet also operated services on behalf of Air Rhodesia, Air Malawi and Zambia Airways. There was no fixed period of operation as the CAA fleet was utilised as required or due to scheduled maintenance. Removeable nameplates were fitted to the rear fuselage.

Photo source - John Morris collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Central African Airways (CAA) Viscount VP-YNB
Central African Airways (CAA)

This aircraft c/n 99, a V.748D, was built for Central African Airways (CAA) as VP-YNB and first flew on Saturday, 5 May 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Kuwait Airways, Aden Airways, Air Malawi, Air Rhodesia, Zambia Airways and Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia

Its final owner/operator was Air Zimbabwe as Z-YNB.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and used for ground training at Kentucky Airport, Harare, Zimbabwe in December 1985.

Noted with '50 years of safe flying' painted on the fuselage in November 1997.

Advertised for sale in Flight Magazine in December 1997.

Noted robbed of all useful parts including the Dart engines and Dowty Propellers in December 1999.

Broken up for scrap circa January 2000. The actual date not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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