Date: March 04, 1962
Time: 1820
Location: Douala, Cameroon
Operator: Caledonian Airways
Flight #: 153
Route: Douala - Lisboa
AC Type: Douglas DC-7C
Registration: G-ARUD
cn / ln: 45160/754
Aboard: 111   (passengers:101  crew:10)
Fatalities: 111   (passengers:101  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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