Boac Flight 781

Boac Flight 781

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. On 10 January 1954, British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 781 a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 registered G-ALYP, took off from Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy, en route to Heathrow Airport in London, England, on the final leg of its flight from Singapore. At about 10:00 GMT, the aircraft suffered an explosive decompression at altitude and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing everyone on board. Of the 29 passengers, 10 were children. Chester Wilmot, a prominent Australian journalist and military historian working for the BBC, was one of those killed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136278472
  • 9786136278476