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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Friday 7 December 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.3
Operator:Avro
Registration: WR970
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1955-09-02 (1 year 3 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Foolow (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Woodford Airport (WFD/EGCD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Woodford Airport (WFD/EGCD), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The aircraft spiralled to the ground and crashed. The Shackleton was being maintained at Woodford for stall-warning development.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» 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 Network’s 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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