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Datum:woensdag 23 december 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-APDL
Constructienummer: 6413
Bouwjaar: 1959
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 38
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 46
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), ItaliŽ
Beschrijving:
Aircraft departed London Heathrow enroute to Rome Ciampino. Flight proceeded normally until the later stages of the approach into Rome, when difficulties were experienced in obtaining reliable ADF indications from the terminal holding facility. Bearings from another MF non-directional beacon were therefore used to assist in positioning the aircraft. The initial part of the final approach was in cloud, and touchdown on the runway was made with the landing gear retracted. Damage was mainly to the center section and stub wings, and to a lesser extent to the fuselage. Undercarriage doors and engine cowlings had to be renewed, one pod tank and inboard flaps were replaced, all engines were changed as the originals were removed for inspection for possible shock-loading damage. Aircraft was repaired and returned to service 45 days after the incident.

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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 London-Heathrow Airport en Roma-Ciampino Airport bedraagt 1452 km (907 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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