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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Fecha:domingo 12 agosto 1951
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VP283
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción: 1951
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:9 km (5.6 milles) de la costa de Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB) (   Gibraltar)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Descripción:
The Shackleton was on final approach to Gibraltar when the undercarriage hit the end of the runway. Both main landing gear legs were sheared off and the pilot performed a go around. Unable to land, the airplane was ditched into the sea.
The Shack operated on a conversion training flight for the 224 Squadron. The pilot was reportedly blinded by the sun during the approach.

Fuentes:
» L'Echo d'Oran 14 August 1951, p2
» 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
» Air Enthusiast 47


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