Accident Avro 685 York C.1 MW198, Tuesday 18 March 1947
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Date:Tuesday 18 March 1947
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Type:Silhouette image of generic a685 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 685 York C.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: MW198
MSN:
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Merlin
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3 km N of Negombo RAF Station -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from RAF Negombo an engine failed. The York could not maintain altitude, struck trees and crashed.

Sources:

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

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