Avro York C.1 – c/n 1355

With Air Charter from Oct 1951 to Nov 1952

Golf Mike was the second of two Surrey Flying Services Yorks to join Air Charter as a result of the company’s earlier acquisition of this airline. The aircraft would however remain registered with SFS for the remainder of her time with ACL. Not long after her purchase, she was dispatched to Starways at Blackbushe where she would be overhauled before her entry into service, this taking place sometime in October 1951. Much of her service life would witness her operating the old Surrey F/S routes between Hamburg and Berlin or the odd trooping charter from locations around the UK to the Mediterranean region. By the end of 1952, the Surrey name was beginning to disappear although Golf Mike would not survive long enough to be painted in an Air Charter livery. On November 27th 1952, she was positioning from Stansted to RAF Lyneham when on finals, the York suddenly sank and hit the top of some trees, possibly as a result of a downdraught or micro-burst. Thankfully, there were no fatalities, but the aircraft was assessed as being DBR and later scrapped.

Crash Report


History of G-AMGM

5/46 to 12/50

Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina as LV-XGO/Aerolineas Argentinas as LV-AFY

12/50 to 4/51

Eagle Aviation as G-AMGM

4/51 to 11/52

Surrey Flying Services/Air Charter


DBR landing at Lyneham, Wiltshire 27/11/52


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