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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 21 June 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-APDB
C/n / msn: 6403
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), United States of America
Narrative:
During the final approach to land on a runway with a displaced threshold the aircraft struck a 12ft-high blast fence located 65ft short of the beginning of the paved area. Although the main landing gear and flaps were damaged the aircraft landed safely.

Sources:
» Flight, 8 June 1961
» Flight, 3 Feb. 1961


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