Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 1 April 1968
Type:Avro Shackleton MR.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WR956
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1953-12-10 (14 years 4 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:Ballykelly RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ballykelly RAF Station (EGQB), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The airplane ran off the side of the runway at RAF Ballykelly after which an undercarriage leg collapsed.

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