Narrative:The Avro York struck an obstacle after takeoff from runway 33 and crashed in flames.
|Date:||Thursday 26 May 1955|
|Type:||Avro 685 York C.1|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG) ( Canada)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Edmonton Municipal Airport, AB (YXD/CYXD), Canada|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The attempt of the pilot to takeoff under the prevailing unfavourable conditions. As a result, the aircraft hit an obstacle in line with and off the end of the runway."
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (116)
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.