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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Friday 20 October 1961
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: WR968
First flight: 1954
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ballykelly RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ballykelly RAF Station (EGQB), United Kingdom
A three engined approach and landing went wrong and the aircraft left the runway and caught fire.

Runway excursion

» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth


photo of Avro-Shackleton-MR-2-WR968
accident date: 20-10-1961
type: Avro Shackleton MR.2
registration: WR968
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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