The de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C had the UAA - United Arab Airlines (now Egyptair) aborted the take-off process from a height of about 30 feet (10 meters), left the runway and hit a fence. During the emergency landing, the landing gear was torn off and a small fire developed, which, however, was quickly extinguished.
Of the 23 people on board, none were injured, but the SU-ALE (6444) from 1960 was no longer fit to fly after the emergency landing and was decommissioned.
However, United Arab Airlines previously had serious problems with this aircraft type Comet 4C, as history shows:
Just 2 months after the opening of the United Arab Airlines route: Munich - Athens - Cairo, a Comet 4C (SU-AMW / 06464), flight 869, crashed on June 19, 1962 on the flight from Hong Kong - Bankok - Cairo 96 km northeast of Bangkok. All 26 inmates lost their lives in the accident.
A year later, on July 28, 1963, another de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C (SU-ALD / 06441) - also with flight number 869 - got into severe turbulence on approach and fell just 10 km from Bombay Airport near Madh Island (India ) from. In this tragic accident, all 63 aircraft occupants lost their lives.