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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 28 May 1946
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW250
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Stradishall RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Stradishall RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The brakes failed on landing at RAF Stradishall. The York overran the runway and ran through a ditch, causing the undercarriage to collapse.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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


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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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