F-BGNX  de Havilland D.H.106 Comet 1A                           (c/n  6020)


                                Air France put the Comet into regular service on the route from Paris to Beirut on 26 August 1953.
                                This aircraft had received the UK registration G-AOJT before going to France, and it reverted to
                                this rego when it was returned to the UK following the Comet 1A disasters early in 1954, resulting
                                in their being withdrawn from service.  This machine was returned first to the Ministry of Supply,
                                and then went to the RAE at Farnborough for testing before being scrapped in 1956.  It was one
                                of three Comets delivered to the French national carrier before the decompression problems forced
                                their early retirement.