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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 22 September 1954
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Scottish Airlines
Registration: G-ANRC
C/n / msn: Set 60
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Avro York swung violently to the left during a crosswind takeoff. The pilot overcorrected and the aircraft swung to the right. Takeoff was aborted and the left main gear collapsed. It came to rest on the side of the runway. A fire broke out and destroyed the plane.



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