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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Sunday 19 September 1948
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW288
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:Wunstorf RAF Station (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Wunstorf RAF Station, Germany
Destination airport:?
The Avro York transport plane was participating in the Berlin Airlift. During a night-time takeoff from Wunstorf, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. The pilot attempted to avoid hitting a GCA caravan at the airport but the plane stalled and crashed.

Loss of control

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-MW288
accident date: 19-09-1948
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: MW288
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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