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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 April 1949
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW188
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:Gütersloh Airport (GUT) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The York suffered a tyre burst on takeoff. The aircaft diverted to Gütersloh where the landing gear collapsed after touchdown.

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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