Airplane Crash - Karachi, Pakistan 03/03/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Karachi, Pakistan


Date03/03/1953
Time03:35
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
OperatorCanadian PacifiAir Lines
RouteKarachi - Rangoon
Typede Havilland DH106 Comet 1A
RegistrationCF-CUN
Cn/In06014
Aboard11
Fatalities11
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft overran the runway during takeoff. Excessive nose-up attitude of the aircraft during the takeoff run producing a partly stalled condition and excessive drag. The pilot who had only limited experience in the Comet aircraft, elected to takeoff at night at the maximum permissable takeoff for the prevailing conditions. The circumstances required strict adherence to the prescribed takeoff technique, which was not complied with. First fatal crash of a commercial jet aircraft. The aircraft was named Empress of Hawaii.

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