Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 14 December 1948
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW238
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:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Germany
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Avro York transport plane was participating in the Berlin Airlift. The airplane lost directional control on takeoff and tipped up on soft ground.

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 Networkĺs 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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