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Date:jeudi 9 avril 1959
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Compagnie:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Immatriculation: G-APDF
Numéro de série: 6407
Année de Fabrication: 1958
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 64
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 73
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Beirut Airport (BEY) (   Liban)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Liban
Aéroport de destination:?
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.

» Flight, 8 June 1961


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