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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 25 Juli 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Avro 685 York C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Skyways
Kennzeichen: G-AIUP
Werknummer: 1374
Baujahr: 1947
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:London Airport (LHR) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Berlin (unknown airport), Deutschland
Flug nach:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The brakes failed on landing, causing the York to overran the runway. The aircraft came to rest across a river, some 250yds past the end of the runway.
The cause of the brake failure was given as a broken cable due to excessive wear over the steel rubbing blocks in the pilot's control column. Although the brake cable and blocks were removed from the control column for examination approximately 20 hours flying time before the accident, it is stated that considerable taxiing, which had necessitated frequent use of the brakes, had been necessary owing to the nature of the foreign airfields visited.

Informationsquelle:
» The Times, 26 July 1947, p4
» Flight 6 May 1948


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