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At approximately 0523 hours GMT on 30th April, 1970, a Boeing 707/338C aircraft, registered VH-EAD, ran off the runway and became bogged in soft sand after commencing a take-off from Runway 25 at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy. The aircraft was engaged in operating Qantas Flight 755/192, a regular public transport flight from Sydney to London with intermediate stops at Hong Kong, New Delhi, Teheran and Rome. The aircraft was only slightly damaged in the occurrence and only one passenger of the ten crew members and 45 passengers on board sustained a minor injury during the emergency evacuation.

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General details
Date: 30 April 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0723 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Fiumicino, Rome Occurrence type:Runway excursion 
State: International Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 20 November 1970 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 707 
Aircraft registration: VH-EAD 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney
Destination:Rome
 
 
 
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