Caledonian Airways Flight 153

Caledonian Airways Flight 153Sunday March 4, 1962
The aircraft had a unusually long take-off run and appeared to gain altitude with difficulty. One and one-half miles from the runway the aircraft struck trees and crashed into a tidal swamp and burst into flames. A jammed right elevator spring tab caused the crew to lose of control of the aircraft.

Crash Details

DateSunday March 4, 1962
LocationDouala, Cameroon
Passengers101
Crew10
Fatalities111
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7C
OperatorCaledonian Airways
RegistrationG-ARUD
Flight OriginDouala
Flight Destination Lisboa
Douala, Cameroon
Caledonian Airways
Douglas DC-7C
1962