Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 26 May 1955
Time:14:27
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Associated Airways
Registration: CF-HMY
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)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Edmonton Municipal Airport, AB (YXD/CYXD), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Avro York struck an obstacle after takeoff from runway 33 and crashed in flames.

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."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (116)


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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.
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