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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:Thursday 21 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XF702
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:3814
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Creag Bhan (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into Creag Bhan Hill following severe icing in cloud.

Sources:
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance


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Shackleton

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