Hatfield celebrates 60th anniversary of Comet's first flight

SIXTY years ago today the world's first commercial jet airliner made its inaugural flight. The de Havilland Comet, which was built in Hatfield, took off from what is now the site of the business park, opposite the Galleria. The plane broke many

SIXTY years ago today the world's first commercial jet airliner made its inaugural flight.

The de Havilland Comet, which was built in Hatfield, took off from what is now the site of the business park, opposite the Galleria.

The plane broke many records and was the original of four designs.

For a special feature on the innovative aircraft buy Wednesday's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

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