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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 20 May 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.1A
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WB818
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1951-08-01 (9 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gan/Seenu Airport (GAN) (   Maldives)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Shackleton suffered taxiing accident at Gan. It was ferried to Singapore-Seletar Airport where it was withdrawn from use.

Sources:
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth


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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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