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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 31 August 1951
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Lancashire Aircraft Corp
Registration: G-AGSN
C/n / msn: 1238
First flight: 1946
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Fayid RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Destination airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Narrative:
The aircraft departed from Blackbushe Airport for Fayid RAF Station, via Malta. After a heavy landing at Fayid the starboard oleo leg collapsed and the wheel went up through the wing. The York skidded off the runway. It was later taken to the 109 Maintenance Unit at RAF Abyad. It was eventually repaired and flown back to Lancashire Aircraft Corporation in the U.K. at end of 1952/early 1953.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» B. Dawson (E-mail 8-4-2007)


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Distance from Malta-Luqa Airport to Fayid RAF Station as the crow flies is 1751 km (1094 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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