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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Friday 11 December 1953
Time:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WL746
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1953
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Argyll (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea off the coast of Argyll, Scotland while on an anti-submarine 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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