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Last updated: 2 December 2020
Datum:Freitag 10 Januar 1958
Zeit:ca 22:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton T.4
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VP259
Baujahr: 1950
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) E of Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), Großbritannien
The Shackleton was engaged in Maritime Operational Training Unit (MOTU) training flights. The aircraft was flying night-time approaches at RAF Kinloss. During one of the circuits the Shackleton flew the pattern too high. It then flew into Haldon Hill, which was obscured by low clouds.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» E-mail from Tony Cunnane, 18-10-2006
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance


photo of Avro-Shackleton-T-4-VP259
accident date: 10-01-1958
type: Avro Shackleton T.4
registration: VP259


This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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