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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 22 September 1954
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Scottish Airlines
Registration: G-ANRC
MSN: Set 60
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
The Avro York swung violently to the left during a crosswind takeoff. The pilot overcorrected and the aircraft swung to the right. Takeoff was aborted and the left main gear collapsed. It came to rest on the side of the runway. A fire broke out and destroyed the plane.


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