15 August 2020
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Photo of British Eagle International Airlines Ltd Viscount G-AOCB
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G-AOCB - British Eagle International Airlines Ltd - September 1963 to November 1967

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in November 1963.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Airwork Ltd Viscount G-AOCB
Airwork Ltd

This aircraft c/n 92, a V.755D, was built for Airwork Ltd as G-AOCB and first flew on Thursday, 24 May 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A., Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd, Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd, British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and Invicta Airways Ltd

Its final owner/operator was British Midland Airways (BMA) as G-AOCB.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British Midland Airways (BMA) 30 October 1969 and stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England after a technical survey deemed the aircraft uneconomic to repair as extensive corrosion was found.

Spares recovery process started May 1970.

Remains finally cleared away for scrap 19 September 1970.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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