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AVRO YORK: DETAILS & FLEET LISTING
The Avro York was a British transport aircraft that was derived from the Second World War Lancaster heavy bomber, and used in both military and airliner roles between 1943 and 1964. Dan Air operated the type from 1956 until 1964. They were the last operator of the type in the World. Altogether six examples flew in Dan Air colours. During the Berlin Airlift, Yorks flew over 58,000 sorties – close to half of the British contribution, alongside the Douglas Dakota and Handley Page Hastings. During wartime years they also served as VIP transport aircraft. In the post-war years, BOAC used Yorks on their Cairo to Durban service, which had previously been worked by Shorts flying- boats. They were also used by British South American Airways and by many independent airlines on both passenger and freight flights. We have endeavoured to credit each picture with it's owner where possible. There are thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.
G-AMUT
Type: 685 York

Serial Number: MW 185

Entered Service : March 1958

Last Flown : 20/05/58

Obtained From : Maritime Central Airways (Canada)  - EX RAF Machine

Notes: Damaged beyond repair in Luqa, Malta. A/C overran the runway and crashed into a wall.

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G-AMUT GALLERY
G-AMUV
Type:  685 York

Serial Number: MW 226 - Manufactured 1946

Entered Service : February 1956

Last Flown : 25/05/58

Obtained From : Air Charter (Stansted) Ltd.

Notes: Crashed following engine fire in Guragaon India - 5 On board - 4 Fatalities - A/C is in Air Charter Colours




G-AMUV GALLERY
G-ANTI
Type:  685 York

Serial Number: MW 143

Entered Service : (Purchased July 1954) Registered 18/01/55

Last Flown : 19/01/62

Obtained From : Ministry Of Defence (UK)

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham 1963


G-ANTI GALLERY
G-ANTJ
Type:  685 York

Serial Number: MW 149

Entered Service : (Purchased July 1954) Registered 18/01/55

Last Flown : 26/11/62

Obtained From : Ministry Of Defence (UK)

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham
G-ANTJ GALLERY
G-ANTK
Type:  685 York

Serial Number: MW 232

Entered Service : (Purchased July 54) Registered 30/10/56

Last Flown : 30/04/64

Obtained From :Ministry Of Defence (UK)

Notes:  To Lasham October 1964. Now preserved at Imperial War Museum Duxford Click the link to go the the website. (Opens in new window)

G-ANTK GALLERY
G-ANXN
Type:  685 York

Serial Number: MW 258

Entered Service :  September 1956

Last Flown : 26/02/63

Obtained From : Air Charter (Stansted) Ltd

Notes: Scrapped at Lasham June 1963
G-ANXN GALLERY
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Ronan HUBERT
2017-08-15 11:39:49
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

By present message, I would like to know if I may obtain your kind permission to use your photo of the York registered G-AMUT that crashed on 20MAY1958 in Malta.

The photo will be used on my 100% free website www.baaa-acro.com with your full copyright of course.

I thank you in advance for your kind reply and contribution.


Sincere regards


B3A Geneva
Ronan HUBERT
Accidentologist
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