Airplane Crash - Off Stromboli, Italy 04/08/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Stromboli, Italy


Date04/08/1954
Time19:10
LocationOff Stromboli, Italy
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
Flight #201
RouteRome - Cairo
Typede Havilland DH106 Comet 1
RegistrationG-ALYY
Cn/In06011
Aboard21
Fatalities21
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft broke up in-flight and crashed into the sea en route from Rome to Cairo. Metal fatigue due to a design flaw led to the breakup of the aircraft. Third crash with the same cause. The aircraft was nicknamed 'Yoke Yoke.'

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