Aviation Photo #0217873 Vickers 806 Viscount - BEA - British European Airways

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    Steve Williams
    BEA - British European Airways
    Vickers 806 Viscount
    Vickers Viscount
    Vickers Viscount
    Liverpool - John Lennon (Speke)
    United Kingdom
    November 9, 1968
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Photo Added: February 05, 2002

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11 years ago
This image will surely be missed...check out the then powerful turbo-prop engines of this Viscount. During the late 50´s, 60´s and part of the 70´s, these turbo-props were found in every airport around the world and mostly used for short flights. This picture is a reminder of a very useful airplane, which suffered lots of accidents around the world, including in my country, Venezuela. During the late 60´s-mid 70´s, Aeropostal was the only local airline to operate Viscounts. Some of them were sold or leased to other airlines. The last remaining Viscount operated by Aeropostal crashed at Margarita Island in 1974 with the loss of 47 lives, including the co-pilot who, at first, survived the accident, but died 7 days later as a result of his serious condition.

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