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G-APDL - DH COMET - NEWCASTLE - 7th OCTOBER 1970
Date: Wednesday 7 October 1970
De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Registration: G-APDL
C/n / msn: 6413
First flight: 1959-04-27 (11 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location: Newcastle Airport (NCL) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Training
Departure airport: Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT), United Kingdom
Destination airport: Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair after a wheels up landing.

PROBABLE CAUSE: The crew omitted to carry out the pre-landing checks while practicing a flapless landing.
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