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Last updated: 12 August 2020
Datum:zaterdag 25 juli 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-ALYR
Constructienummer: 06004
Bouwjaar: 1951-07-28 (2 years)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 36
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 42
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Delhi-Safdarjung Airport (VIDD), India
Because taxi lights were too dim to use at night, the crew had to use the landing lights while taxiing. Both lights had to be alternated left and right to avoid a meltdown by using a switch behind the captains seat. In a left hand turn the captain took his left hand off the steering wheel to select another landing light. The steering centered, and then the aircraft right wheel bogies ran off the paved surface. Engine power was applied on the two right engines, causing the bogie struts to be forced up and into the wing structure causing much damage.

» The Indian Express - Jul 26, 1953


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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 Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport en Delhi-Safdarjung Airport bedraagt 1297 km (811 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.
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