Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing 707-338C Aircraft VH-EAD at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, 30 April 1970

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
Location: Fiumicino, Rome    
State: International   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 20 November 1970   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 16 May 2014