Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 June 1949
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Skyways
Registration: G-ALBX
C/n / msn: PC4494
First flight: 1945
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Neustadt (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 4 engine failed shortly after takeoff. The aircraft climbed to 550 feet when the no. 3 engines rpm dropped. Height could not be maintained and an attempt to restart no. 4 engine failed. The aircraft then crash-landed.

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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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