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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 22 December 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WL799
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1953-09-18 (2 years 3 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Langar (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The aircraft was destroyed in a hangar fire while being prepared for return for deployment in Malta. The fire is also reported to have occurred at December 18, 1955.

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Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth


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