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Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Datum:Montag 9 Februar 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Fluggesellschaft:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Kennzeichen: SU-ALE
Werknummer: 6444
Baujahr: 1960
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:München-Riem Airport (MUC) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Deutschland
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Unfallbericht:
Due to buffeting, the takeoff had to be rejected at a height of 30 feet. The aircraft landed back, overran the runway and struck a fence. The undercarriage was torn off and a small fire started.
CAUSE: Buffeting probably caused by icing on the wings. Due to improper operation of the flight controls, the Comet over rotated.



Fotos

photo of de-Havilland-DH-106-Comet-4C-SU-ALE
accident date: 09-02-1970
type: de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
registration: SU-ALE
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from München-Riem Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1487 km (929 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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