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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 24 May 1947
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW190
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Narrative:
The York was caught in a downdraught while on finals and undershot the runway.

Classification:
Windshear/downdraft

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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