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By Kev Darling

The sleek de Havilland Comet was once the 1st airplane to deliver high-speed, jet-powered flight to the world's airline industry. regrettably, it used to be additionally one of many first civilian airplane to fail in flight from explosive disintegration stemming from an absence of up to date wisdom concerning the forces and rather a lot skilled by way of high-altitude, pressurized, jet delivery airplane. Airliner Tech quantity 7.

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The last primary route assigned to the Comets was that to Johannesburg which began on 2 December. With the delivery of the last Comet 4 to BOAC, the corporation felt it was time to expand its area of operations, thus an incursion into Latin America began on 25 January 1956. The major destinations on this trip were Buenos Aires and Santiago with stopovers in Madrid, Dakar, Sao Paulo, and Montevideo. In November 1960, the Comet was introduced on another service which took it into the Middle East for the first time.

Peter Duffey via Chris Duffey) cent postulated. Having discovered enough evi- remaining BOAC Comets, they were als purposes. At the end of its useful dence to suggest that failure of these flown home unpressurised at low life this Comet was flown to Cosford areas of fuselage were responsible level for eventual disposal. One of where it is currently preserved. for the loss of "YP" and "YY" a the Air France Comets, was also The Comet production line concourt of inquiry was convened on 19 flown to the UK.

The Comet project. Part of the final deduction in the report's summary revealed that the fuselage structure of the Comet 1 was in essence too weak to support the loads placed upon it. However, there are those, even today, who maintain that explosive charges had been placed in the centre sections of both aircraft so that they would be destroyed and discredit both De Havilland and the UK aircraft industry. Significantly, the centre sections of neither aircraft were ever recovered. " This airframe was originally conspiracy, the knowledge gained delivered to the RCAF as a Comet lA.

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