Date: December 21, 1961
Time: 2334
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Operator: British European Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Ankara - Nicosia
AC Type: de Havilland Comet 4B
Registration: G-ARJM
cn / ln: 06456
Aboard: 34   (passengers:27  crew:7)
Fatalities: 27   (passengers:20  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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