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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 22 maart 1964
Tijd:09:19 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Vloog voor:Malaysian Airways
Gehuurd van:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-APDH
Constructienummer: 6409
Bouwjaar: 1958-11-21 (5 years 4 months)
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 60
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 68
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Singapore-Paya Lebar Airport (QPG) (   Singapore)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK), MaleisiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport (SIN/WSAP), Singapore
Vluchtnummer: 511
Beschrijving:
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."

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


Veiligheidsmaatregelen
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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kuala Lumpur International Airport en Singapore-Paya Lebar International Airport bedraagt 287 km (180 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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