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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 27 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 3 June 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 2R
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XK663
C/n / msn: 06027
First flight: 1955-07-18 (3 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:RAF Watton Airfield (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
In the early morning a fire erupted in No.4 Hangar. Comet XK663, an Elint aircraft of the 51 Squadron was damaged beyond repair.


» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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