Accident Avro Shackleton MR.1 VP261,
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Date:Wednesday 25 June 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Shackleton MR.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VP261
Year of manufacture:1951
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:19 km off Berwick-upon-Tweed -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Scampton RAF Station (SQZ/EGXP)
Destination airport:Scampton RAF Station (SQZ/EGXP)
The Shackleton was carrying out dummy attacks on British submarine HMS Sirdar, during 'Exercise Castanets' in the North Sea. It lost height in a turn, contacted the sea and crashed.


Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
VPI Book of Remembrance


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