- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 10, 1954
Time: 09:50
Location: Off Elba, Italy
Operator: British Overseas Airways
Flight #: 781
Route: Rome - London
AC Type: de Havilland DH106 Comet 1
Registration: G-ALYP
cn / ln: 06003
Aboard: 35   (passengers:29  crew:6)
Fatalities: 35   (passengers:29  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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. One of two accidents with the same cause. The aircraft was nicknamed "Yoke Peter."
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