Aviation Photo #0522100 De Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 - BOAC

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    De Havilland DH-106 Comet 1
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    Kolkata (Calcutta) - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (Dum Dum)
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Photo Added: March 04, 2004

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12 years ago
I love the black-in-white photos! the Comet was the most beautiful airliner in the world, and i love to see pictures of it!
10 years ago
Brilliant! Love the original oval intakes
10 years ago
Hmm... Comet 1 G-ALYV about to take off from Calcutta Dum Dum/Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International International in 1953... could this be the flight where its wings broke off and crashed into the Indian ocean due to a severe tropical storm six minutes after departure? No offense to the British, but the Comet 1 was really quite the painful shot in the foot, weaving together quite the string of fatal crashes.

May the 43 who lost their lives on that fateful flight rest in peace.

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