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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 9 April 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Fluggesellschaft:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-APDF
Werknummer: 6407
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 64
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 73
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Beirut Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Aircraft took off out of Beirut Airport, eleven minutes after a previous take-off attempt was abandoned due to engine overspeed. Nine minutes after take-off, at 13000 ft, the inner rear tyre on the starboard main gear burst, causing damage to the wing structure and affecting controllability. The captain decided to return immediately and make an overweight landing. During this landing other tyres burst and fire in both main-gear assemblies caused further damage.

Informationsquelle:
» Flight, 8 June 1961


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