When did the world's first fatal commercial passenger jet crash occur?
On March 3, 1953, a Canadian Pacific DH-106 Comet crashed on takeoff from Karachi, Pakistan killing all 11 people on board. It was the world's first fatal commercial passenger jet crash. The accident was caused by the fact that the nose of the aircraft was lifted too high during the takeoff run, resulting in a partially stalled condition and excessive drag. The pilot tried to save the aircraft and took necessary corrective actions, but, unfortunately, it was too late.