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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 9 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VP254
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:448 km (280 mls) N of Labuan, Malaysia [South China Sea] (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Labuan Airport (LBU/WBKL), Malaysia
Destination airport:Labuan Airport (LBU/WBKL), Malaysia
Narrative:
Crashed at sea. The aircraft was allotted to the Far East Air Force at the time and had been sent on a mission to search for a missing fishing vessel north of Borneo.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance
» The Calgary Herald - Dec 11, 1958


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