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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Monday 9 March 1964
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-APDN
C/n / msn: 6415
First flight: 1959-09-29 (4 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
When landing at night, after a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, the aircraft touched down tail first . This caused extensive damage to the undersurface of the rear of the fuselage, and rendered the elevator control ineffective, but the landing run was completed without further incident.

Classification:
Tailstrike

Sources:
» Accidents to Aircraft - A United Kingdom Survey for the year ended 31 st December 1964 / Ministry of Aviation


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Distance from Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 1559 km (974 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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