1970 Dan-Air de Havilland Comet Crash

1970 Dan-Air de Havilland Comet Crash

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1970 Dan-Air de Havilland Comet airplane crash was a fatal accident involving a de Havilland DH 106 Comet series 4 jet aircraft operated by Dan Air Services Limited on a non-scheduled international passenger service from Manchester to Barcelona. UK tour operator Clarksons Holidays had contracted the aircraft to carry a group of holidaymakers who had booked an all-inclusive package holiday with it. The crash, which occurred on the 3 July 1970 on the wooded slopes of the Sierra del Montseny near Arbucias (Gerona) in Catalonia in northern Spain, resulted in the aircraft's destruction and the deaths of all 112 on board (105 passengers and seven crew). This was the airline's first fatal accident killing fare-paying passengers. News of the first major accident in the company's 17th year of existence came just two days after UK tour operator Global Holidays had awarded it a four-year, 2.5 million contract for all Global charter flights from Birmingham, beginning in April 1971.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Tort
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136283999
  • 9786136283999