Airplane Crash - Off Elba, Italy 01/10/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Elba, Italy


Date01/10/1954
Time09:50
LocationOff Elba, Italy
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
Flight #781
RouteRome - London
Typede Havilland DH106 Comet 1
RegistrationG-ALYP
Cn/In06003
Aboard35
Fatalities35
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft broke up in-flight while en route from Rome to London. Metal fatigue due to a design flaw caused a breakup of the aircraft. Second crash with the same cause. The aircraft was nicknamed 'Yoke Peter.'

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