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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Tuesday 1 July 1947
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW224
MSN:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oakington RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oakington RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Oakington RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
During a three-engined go around manoeuvre, the wing dropped and the York dived into the ground.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» List of crew members on board MW224


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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