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Avro York C.1  –  c/n 1354

With Air Charter from Jul 1951 to Mar 1952

Given Name – ‘New Era’

This York actually remained registered to Surrey Flying Services for the remainder of her service life, although at the same time, she would be the very first of her type to go into operation with Air Charter with whom she primarily flew for during this period. She was present at Southend during September 1951 where she underwent maintenance for her C.o.A. after which she would then become something of regular visitor to the airport during the rest of 1951 and much of 1952. However, a large proportion of her early work consisted of trooping and this was carried out either from Stansted or on the former Surrey A/S route between Berlin and Hamburg that had now been taken over by Air Charter. It was on such a flight on 11 March 1952 whilst flying on operations, that she crash landed near the airport in Hamburg. It would appear that all four engines had failed on final approach due to fuel exhaustion. The subsequent wheels-up forced landing resulted in the aircraft being completely written off.


History of G-AMGL

5/46 to 12/50

Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina as LV-XGN/Aerolineas Argentinas as LV-AFV

12/50 to 7/51

Eagle Aviation as G-AMGL

7/51 to 3/52

Surrey Flying Services/Air Charter


Crashed near Hamburg 11/3/52


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