Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 10 January 1958
Time:ca 22:00
Type:Avro Shackleton T.4
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VP259
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Shackleton was engaged in Maritime Operational Training Unit (MOTU) training flights. The aircraft was flying night-time approaches at RAF Kinloss. During one of the circuits the Shackleton flew the pattern too high. It then flew into Haldon Hill, which was obscured by low clouds.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» E-mail from Tony Cunnane, 18-10-2006
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance


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Distance from Forres-Kinloss RAF Station to Forres-Kinloss RAF Station as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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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