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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 19 November 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WR976
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1957
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:352 km (220 mls) SW off Newquay, UK (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station (NQY/EGDG), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Stalled and crashed into the sea during low-level anti-submarine exercises.

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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