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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 25 juli 1947
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Skyways
Registratie: G-AIUP
Constructienummer: 1374
Bouwjaar: 1947
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 17
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 24
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:London Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Berlin (unknown airport), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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