Accident
Last updated: 29 November 2014
Status:
Datum:dinsdag 11 januari 1955
Tijd:ca 21:00
Type:Avro Shackleton MR.2
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: WL743
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar: 1953
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 9
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:S off Fastnet Rock, Ireland (   Atlantische Oceaan) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:St Eval RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:St Eval RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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.


Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen St Eval RAF Station en St Eval RAF Station bedraagt NAN km (NAN miles).

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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