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Accident
Last updated: 3 December 2016
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Datum:woensdag 25 juni 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: VP261
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar: 1951
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:19 km (11.9 mijl) van Berwick-upon-Tweed (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Scampton RAF Station (SQZ/EGXP), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Scampton RAF Station (SQZ/EGXP), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The Shackleton was carrying out dummy attacks on British submarine HMS Sirdar, during 'Exercise Castanets' in the North Sea. It lost height in a turn, contacted the sea and crashed.

Bronnen:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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