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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 14 enero 1970
Hora:04:18
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Operador:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registración: SU-ANI
Numéro de série: 6475
Año de Construcción: 1964
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD) (   Etiopía)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Etiopía
Número de Vuelo: 755
Descripción:
After a flight from Cairo and Khartoum, the aircraft was inbound at 04:14. On final approach the aircraft broke through clouds at approx. 150 feet, but was 200-300 feet to the right of runway 32. The Comet banked left, made some shallow turns and made a higher than normal landing flare half way down the runway. This caused the aircraft to stall; the left wing and pod fuel tank struck the runway and the Comet crashed.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: Attempted landing from unfavorable position, brought about by the fact that the pilot had descended below weather minima before being able to establish visual ground contact.



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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 Khartoum-Civil Airport to Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport as the crow flies is 995 km (622 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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