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Date:Sunday 24 August 1952
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Eagle Aviation Ltd.
Registration: G-AGNZ
MSN: 1227
First flight: 1945-08-20 (7 years )
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Potsdam (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Germany
Destination airport:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH), Germany
During takeoff the no. 1 engine rpm fluctuated. The takeoff was continued, and the prop was feathered after clearing an obstruction. The crew decided to make a precautionary landing at RAF Gatow. A rapidly spreading engine fire however forced the crew to carry out an emergency landing in a field.

Forced landing outside airport

» El Litoral 24 August 1952, p1
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Distance from Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport to Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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