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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 28 November 1946
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW168
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:Brize Norton (BZZ) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brize Norton RAF Station (BZZ/EGVN), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The York lost directional control on takeoff from RAF Brize Norton. The airplane struck a railway embankment, 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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