Narrative:During takeoff the no. 1 engine rpm fluctuated. The takeoff was continued, and the prop was feathered after clearing an obstruction. The crew decided to make a precautionary landing at Gatow. A rapidly spreading engine fire however forced the crew to carry out an emergency landing in a field.
|Date:||24 AUG 1952|
|Type:||Avro 685 York C.1|
|Operator:||Eagle Aviation Ltd.|
|C/n / msn:|| 1227|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW) (Germany)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
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.