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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 8 October 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VP286
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1951
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Tarbat Ness (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Flew into sea off Tarbat Ness during a gunnery exercise.

Sources:
» 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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