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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Sunday 20 October 1946
Time:07:27
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW208
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft could not gain height when the no. 2 engine failed on takeoff. The York subsequently crashed.
The flight originated in the United Kingdom.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Indian Express - Oct 21, 1946


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