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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 22 August 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-APDB
C/n / msn: 6403
First flight: 1958-07-27 (2 years )
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft began its takeoff run on a section of runway declared closed because of work in progress. At a speed of about 50 knots the port main wheels entered an excavated hole and axles and wheels became detached.
The takeoff was abandoned.

Classification:
Landing or takeoff on wrong runway

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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