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Photo of Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) Viscount HC-ATV
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HC-ATV - Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) - September 1970 to October 1982

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1975. Does anyone recognise the background? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount JA8209
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

This aircraft c/n 458, a V.828, was built for Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8209 and first flew on Monday, 22 October 1962 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Its final owner/operator was Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) as HC-ATV.

Its fate:-

During a long and fast landing on runway 23 at Cuenca Airport, Ecuador 8 October 1982 in wet weather the pilot realised that the aircraft was not going to stop in time so he elected to steer the aircraft off of the righthand side of the runway. The starboard undercarriage dug into the soft ground and the starboard wing hit the ground damaging both starboard propellers and shockloading the Dart engines and causing considerable structural damage. The insurance company declared it as beyond economic repair and it was written off.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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