Accident Avro Shackleton MR.2 WB833,
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Date:Friday 19 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Shackleton MR.2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WB833
Year of manufacture:1952
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Glenmanuilt Hill, Mull of Kintyre -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ballykelly RAF Station (EGQB)
Destination airport:
The Shackleton MR.2 prototype had taken off from Ballykelly on an anti-submarine exercise early in the morning . The area around Mull of Kintyre was shrouded in thick sea mist. The Shackleton climbed up through the mist and the aircraft struck rising ground near Garvalt cottage.


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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