G-AGNU

York G-AGNU

Avro York C.1 – c/n 1222

With Air Charter from Aug 1952 to Dec 1956

Given Name – ‘New Endeavour’

Avro York November Uniform came to ACL by virtue of the Surrey Flying Services’ takeover and this particular aircraft would end up being the longest serving of her kind with Air Charter by a margin of one year. G-AGNU came to Air Charter directly from BOAC and was put into service trooping or on ad-hoc charter work. As with many of these early Yorks, it is extremely difficult if not impossible to source their service records and as such, much about this aircraft’s operational life with ACL remains unknown. However by 1953, she had been noticed at Stansted with the military serial ‘XD670’ applied to the rear fuselage, which is indicative of the fact that like most of the other Air Charter Yorks in use at the time, she remained busy operating trooping flights to Malta, Cyprus and the Suez region. Nothing more is known except that her civil registration had been reinstated by August 1955 and by December of the following year she had been sold in the Lebanon, bringing Air Charter’s Avro York operations to an end.

 

History of G-AGNU

12/45 to 7/49

BOAC

(Leased to South African Airways 1/46 to 9/47 as ZS-ATR)

7/49 to 8/52

British South American Airways as G-AGNU

(TRF to BOAC 9/49)

8/52 to 12/56

Air Charter Ltd

12/56 to 5/61

Trans Mediterranean Airways

Fate

Crashed while landing at Muscat, Oman 24/5/61

 

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