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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 14 December 1948
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW238
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: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Germany
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Avro York transport plane was participating in the Berlin Airlift. The airplane lost directional control on takeoff and tipped up on soft ground.

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


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