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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 22 mars 1964
Heure:09:19 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Opérant pour:Malaysian Airways
Loué à :British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Immatriculation: G-APDH
Numéro de série: 6409
Année de Fabrication: 1958-11-21 (5 years 4 months)
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 60
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 68
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Singapore-Paya Lebar Airport (QPG) (   Singapour)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysie
Aéroport de destination:Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport (SIN/WSAP), Singapour
Numéro de vol: 511
Détails:
The flight from Kuala Lumpur was uneventful until the airplane approached Singapore. Visibility was good as the co-pilot started the approach to runway 02. The flare was initiated a little late and the airplane touched down firmly. The Comet bounced and floated a few feet over the runway. During the bounce the starboard wheel bogie and part of the landing gear leg dropped off. The crew tried to hold the wing off the ground after the aircraft settled back onto the runway. Finally the wing contacted the runway. The engines were shut down and left wheel brakes applied before the aircraft came to rest.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The landing gear leg, which had previously been weakened by fatigue, failed on first impact during the landing."

Sources:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (114-123)


Opérations de secours
The approved operating life of all Comet 4 undercarriage legs was reduced from 8000 to 4500 landings. The legs were later modified and the approved life was again put at 8000 landings.

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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kuala Lumpur International Airport et Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport est de 287 km (180 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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