20 September 2017
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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

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Photo of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount OD-ACG
Lebanon flag


OD-ACG - Middle East Airlines (MEA) - October 1955 to September 1957

Leased from HCA - Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956. There appears to be three Airspeed Ambassadors in the left rear background and a spectators enclosure on the right. Does anyone recognise the location? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-ANRT
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

This aircraft c/n 76, a V.732, was built for Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as G-ANRT and first flew on Tuesday, 5 July 1955 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by MEA - Middle East Airlines, Iraqi Airways and Misrair - Egyptian Airlines

Its final owner/operator was United Arab Airlines (UAA) as SU-AKX.

Its fate:-

Damaged beyond repair on landing at Beirut Airport, Lebanon 23 March 1964. Robbed of all useful parts. Remains broken up for scrap.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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