Travel back in time with the Viscount
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OD-ACT - Kuwait Airways - April 1961 to June 1964
Leased from MEA - Middle East Airlines. Taken at RAF Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 26 November 1963 and with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running it is ready to depart.
Photo source - R W Deacon
BOAC Associated Companies
This aircraft c/n 239, a V.754D, was built for BOAC Associated Companies as OD-ACT and first flew on Wednesday, 17 July 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by MEA - Middle East Airlines and Kuwait Airways
Its final owner/operator was Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban as OD-ACT.
Destroyed by Israeli commandos at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon 28 December 1968 in retaliation against Lebanon for an Arab terrorist attack on an El Al Boeing 707 at Athens, Greece. Eight Israeli Air Force Super Frelon helicopters landed at Beirut International Airport at night and commandos set fire to and destroyed 14 Lebanese aircraft.