Aircraft Photo of 3D-AAL | Vickers 754D Viscount | Swazi Air | AirHistory.net #404866
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:3D-AAL
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 754D Viscount
C/n (msn):240
Operator Titles:Swazi Air
Location
City / Airport:Manzini - MatsaphaMap
Country:Eswatini
Airport Codes:ICAO: FDMS   IATA: MTS   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:October 1976
Photo from:Kjell O Granlund Collection
Photo ID: 404866
Photo Comment

First flown at Hurn on 29 August 1957 at Hurn as part of an order for BOAC Associated Companies. The first operator was Middle East Airlines where c/n 240 flew as OD-ACU. MEA sub-leased OD-ACU to Jersey Airlines before purchasing it from BOAC for lease to Jordan Airways in 1961. Returned to MEA in 1964, it was sold to Air Rhodesia as VP-WAR in 1968. In 1976 it was sold to Aviation Hire & Travel as ZS-JPU and leased to Swazi Air. Re-registered 3D-AAL the same year, it remained on lease to Swazi until 1979 when returned for lease to Air Rhodesia. Sold to Air Zimbabwe in 1981 and scrapped in 1986

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