ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1A F-BGSC Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR)
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Date:Thursday 25 June 1953
Time:06:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1A
Operator:Union Aéromaritime de Transport
Registration: F-BGSC
MSN: 06019
First flight: 1953-04-15 (2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) (   Senegal)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris (unknown airport), France
Destination airport:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
The Comet aircraft overran the Dakar runway on landing, crossed a sandy culvert and came to rest on its belly 126 feet past the runway end.

Runway excursion


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