- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 03, 1953
Time: 03:35
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Operator: Canadian Pacific Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Karachi - Rangoon
AC Type: de Havilland DH106 Comet 1A
Registration: CF-CUN
cn / ln: 06014
Aboard: 11   (passengers:6  crew:5)
Fatalities: 11   (passengers:6  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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 weight 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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