- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 02, 1953
Time: c 16:35
Location: Near Jalalogori, West Bengal, India
Operator: British Overseas Airways
Flight #: 783/057
Route: Calcutta - Delhi
AC Type: de Havilland DH106 Comet 1
Registration: G-ALYV
cn / ln: 06008
Aboard: 43   (passengers:37  crew:6)
Fatalities: 43   (passengers:37  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 6 minutes after taking off from Dum Dum Airport. The accident occurred during a violent thunderstorm. Wreckage indicated that the aircraft broke up in the air. Failure of both elevator spars caused by a heavy down-load that may have been associated with a pull-up maneuver. Severe gusts encountered in the thundersquall and overcontrolling or loss of control by the pilots when flying through the thunderstorm. The aircraft was nicknamed "York Victor."
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