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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 1 February 1949
Type:Avro 685 York I
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGJD
C/n / msn: 1210
First flight: 1944
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Avro York swung to the right during a crosswind takeoff, overcorrected and crashed.



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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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