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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157361
Last updated: 16 February 2020
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Date:01-SEP-1971
Time:
Type:Avro Shackleton MR.3
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: WR986
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Safi -   Malta
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Safi, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 1/9/1971 declared a write off due to severe damage to the wiring and control cables caused by rat infestation(!) whilst operating with the squadron at Safi, Malta. Struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap) 1/9/1971: The aircraft was broken up at Safi, Malta.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1027153/
3. http://www.avroshackleton.com/squall.html
4. http://avroshackleton.com/marktree.html
5. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/RoyalAirForceLuqa/Maltabased/BritishRAF/tabid/677/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jun-2013 13:30 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Dec-2016 18:18 TB Updated [Operator, Embed code]

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