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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Datum:woensdag 14 januari 1970
Tijd:04:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registratie: SU-ANI
Constructienummer: 6475
Bouwjaar: 1964
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD) (   EthiopiŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Soedan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), EthiopiŽ
Vluchtnummer: 755
Beschrijving:
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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Kaart
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 Khartoum-Civil Airport en Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport bedraagt 995 km (622 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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