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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 7 October 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Operator:Dan-Air Services
Registration: G-APDL
MSN: 6413
First flight: 1959-04-27 (11 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newcastle Airport (NCL) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT), United Kingdom
Damaged beyond repair after a wheels up landing.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The crew omitted to carry out the pre-landing checks while practicing a flapless landing.


photo of de-Havilland-DH-106-Comet-4-G-APDL
accident date: 07-10-1970
type: de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
registration: G-APDL


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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