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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 22 August 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Fluggesellschaft:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-APDB
Werknummer: 6403
Baujahr: 1958-07-27 (2 years )
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 52
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 60
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
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.

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


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