Unfallbericht:After a flight from Cairo and Khartoum, the aircraft was inbound at 04:14. On final approach the aircraft broke through clouds at approx. 150 feet, but was 200-300 feet to the right of runway 32. The Comet banked left, made some shallow turns and made a higher than normal landing flare half way down the runway. This caused the aircraft to stall; the left wing and pod fuel tank struck the runway and the Comet crashed.
|Datum:||Mittwoch 14 Januar 1970|
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
|Fluggesellschaft:||United Arab Airlines - UAA|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD) ( Äthiopien)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
|Flug nach:||Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Äthiopien|
Probable Cause:CAUSE: Attempted landing from unfavorable position, brought about by the fact that the pilot had descended below weather minima before being able to establish visual ground contact.
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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport as the crow flies is 995 km (622 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.