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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 15 November 1949
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW297
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:Nairobi-Civil Airport (   Kenya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nairobi-Eastleigh Airport (HKRE), Kenya
Narrative:
The York overshot the runway on landing, swung around causing an undercarriage leg to collapse. The pilot had mistaken the airport for nearby Eastleigh.

Classification:

Runway excursion

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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