Aviation Photo #1922024: De Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 - BOAC
The first production Comet 1 (nearest) first flew on 9 January 1951. It was delivered to BOAC on 13 March 1952 and performed the world's first scheduled jet airliner flight Heathrow-Johannesburg on 2 May 1952. It crashed on 10 January 1954 after structural failure near Elba after take-off from Rome. DH's Comet 1 prototypes G-ALVG and G-ALZK (far) complete the then world-beating formation of this, the most beautiful jetliner built. Each has a slightly different fin scheme. Obtained from DH…
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Aviation Photo #1968893: De Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 - De Havilland Aircraft
The prototype Comet 1 wearing its initial "B Conditions" G-5-1 on a test flight nine days after its maiden flight. Re-registered G-ALVG. After many test flights, it was broken up at RAE Farnborough in July 1953. Obtained from DH 60 years ago. - Photo taken at In Flight in England, United Kingdom on August 5, 1949.
Aviation Photo #0870537: De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B - Olympic
The cropped wing 4B version of the Comet was produced for BEA as a response to the Caravelle, Olympic also bought it for their European routes - Photo taken at London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL) in England, United Kingdom in 1966.