One of the five Vickers Vikings ordered by Det Danske Luftfartsselskab (DDL) on 17 June, 1946. Purchaed for £39.400. First flight 18 April 1947.
Delivered to DDL as OY-DLE 25 April 1947, and flown to Copenhagen the next day. Named Torleif Viking and painted as such. Operated first revenue flight on 31 May 1947, on the Copenhagen-London route as DD 1750. Returned to Vickers at Wisley for technical modifications on 15 September 1947, and returned 15 October 1947.
Transferred to SAS 1 August 1948, and painted in SAS-colors. Operated last revenue flight on 18 April 1949 on the Aalborg-Copenhagen route as SK 211. Withdrawn from service and stored at Copenhagen after 2 492 flying hours.
Sold to Misrair (now EgyptAir) in an agreement signed 26 July 1949 for £20.000. Flown to Cairo via Zürich and delivered to Misrair 25 September 1949. Registered as SU-AGN. Named Seity I and operated on international flights from Egypt.
On a flight from Athens to Cairo on 7 March 1958, the aircraft was forced to divert to Port Said because of sandstorms. On approach to Port Said Airport, the aircraft came down in Lake Menzalah. All four crew-members and four of the 22 passengers on-board were killed and the aircraft damaged beyond repair.
Vickers Viking Fleet
OY-DLA Alf/Tor Viking
OY-DLE Torleif Viking
OY-DLI Torulf Viking*
OY-DLO Tormund Viking
OY-DLU Torlak Viking
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