ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4 G-APDB Cairo International Airport (CAI)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 22 August 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-APDB
MSN: 6403
First flight: 1958-07-27 (2 years )
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft began its takeoff run on a section of runway declared closed because of work in progress. At a speed of about 50 knots the port main wheels entered an excavated hole and axles and wheels became detached.
The takeoff was abandoned.

Classification:
Landing or takeoff on wrong runway
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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photo of de-Havilland-DH-106-Comet-4-G-APDB
accident date: 22-08-1960
type: de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
registration: G-APDB
 
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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