ASN Aircraft accident Avro 685 York C.1 MW297 Nairobi-Civil Airport
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Date:Tuesday 15 November 1949
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW297
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nairobi-Civil Airport (   Kenya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nairobi-Eastleigh Airport (HKRE), Kenya
The York overshot the runway on landing, swung around causing an undercarriage leg to collapse. The pilot had mistaken the airport for nearby Eastleigh.

Takeoff from wrong runway
Runway excursion

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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