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.
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.