Accident
Last updated: 16 September 2014
Statuts:
Date:mardi 11 janvier 1955
Heure:ca 21:00
Type/Sous-type:Avro Shackleton MR.2
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: WG531
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication: 1952-08-21 (2 years 5 months)
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Victime de la collision:victimes: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Disparu
Conséquences: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Lieu de l'accident:S off Fastnet Rock, Ireland (   Océan Atlantique) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:St Eval RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:St Eval RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Détails:
Two Avro Shackleton planes (WG531 and WL743) of RAF No. 42 Squadron departed RAF St Eval on a routine exercise off the Fastnet Rock, off Ireland.
The two aircraft left St Eval at 10:14 and 10:20 respectively to carry out a 15 hour patrol and search exercise. Although they left with just six minutes separation, radio messages were received indicating that the two captains had adjusted their separation and that up to 20:00 that night were flying at the prescribed 85 miles distance from one another.
From 20:58 all contact was lost. Both aircraft were missing and never found despite a three-day search. It is assumed that both aircraft collided.
More than 11 years later when the starboard outer engine of WL743 was trawled up off the southwest Irish coast, about 75 miles north of the assumed collision point.


Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance
» Avro Shackleton / by John Chartres


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre St Eval RAF Station et St Eval RAF Station est de NAN km (NAN miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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