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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:vendredi 25 juillet 1947
Type/Sous-type:Avro 685 York C.1
Compagnie:Skyways
Immatriculation: G-AIUP
Numéro de série: 1374
Année de Fabrication: 1947
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 17
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 24
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:London Airport (LHR) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Berlin (unknown airport), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Royaume Uni
Détails:
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.

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


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