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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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Photo of Air Rhodesia Viscount VP-YNC
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VP-YNC - Air Rhodesia - January 1968 to June 1979

Transferred from Central African Airways (CAA) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia 25 December 1974 enjoying a day off.

On the same ramp, but out of view are six other Air Rhodesia Viscounts.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Central African Airways Corporation (CAA) Viscount VP-YNC
Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)

This aircraft c/n 100, a V.748D, was built for Central African Airways Corporation (CAA) as VP-YNC and first flew on Thursday, 24 May 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Malawi, Air Rhodesia, Zambia Airways and Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia

Its final owner/operator was Air Zimbabwe as VP-YNC.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Air Zimbabwe and stored at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe in October 1983.

May have been re-registered Z-YNC on paper but this was never applied to the aircraft.

Broken up for scrap in March 1985.

A few recognisable parts were still noted lying around in November 1985.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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