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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Thursday 2 December 1948
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW246
MSN:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Germany
Narrative:
The York, participating in the Berlin Airlift, landed at Gatow at high speed. The pilot attempted to groundloop the plane to avoid overshooting the runway. The undercarriage collapsed.

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


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