Narrative:Avro York G-AHFA was on a trooping flight from Stansted to Jamaica when it took off from Lajes AFB, Azores at 23:25 for a flight across the Atlantic Ocean to Gander. Last radio contact was at 05:31 when an SOS-call was received. Last position was Lat 46deg 15'N Long 46deg 31'W.
|Date:||Monday 2 February 1953|
|Type:||Avro 685 York I|
|C/n / msn:|| 1304|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33|
|Total:||Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39 |
|Airplane damage:|| Missing|
|Airplane fate:|| Presumed damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||ca 500 km E off Newfoudland, Canada (Atlantic Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal|
|Destination airport:||Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada|
Pieces of wreckage were never found.
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (29-33)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores to Gander Airport, NF as the crow flies is 2441 km (1526 miles).
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.