British European Airways

British European Airways Thursday December 21, 1961
Shortly after taking off from Esenboga Airport, the aircraft assumed an excessively steep climbing angle, stalled and crashed. The probable cause of the accident was the obstruction of the pitch pointer in the captain's director horizon which led him to make an excessively steep climb. One of three screws had worked its way loose and blocked the pointer on the dial from indicating the correct pitch.

Crash Details

DateThursday December 21, 1961
LocationAnkara, Turkey
Passengers27
Crew7
Fatalities27
Survivors7
Aircraft Typede Havilland Comet 4B
OperatorBritish European Airways
RegistrationG-ARJM
Flight OriginAnkara
Flight Destination Nicosia
Ankara, Turkey
British European Airways
de Havilland Comet 4B
1961