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Photo of British Airways (BA) Viscount G-AOYM
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G-AOYM - British Airways (BA) - July 1973 to January 1984

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France 1981 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Nicky Scherrer

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOYM
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 262, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYM and first flew on Wednesday, 26 February 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), Manx Airlines and Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)

Its final owner/operator was La Granja Park as EC-DYC.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory in May 1989. Noted still stored in September 1991. Transferred to La Granja Park, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory for use as a night club / disco / restaurant. Noted still in existence in March 1997. Reported by Tenerife North Airport Security during a visit by George Stringer to view EC-DXU (C/N 264) in October 2014 that it has been scrapped. Date not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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