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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 17 May 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton T.4
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WB831
First flight: 1951
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station (NQY) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station (NQY/EGDG), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
On takeoff from RAF St. Mawgan the crew raised the undercarriage prematurely. The Shackleton sank back and slid off the runway. It was transferred to the St. Mawgan dump for fire practice.
At time of accident the Shackleton was serving with RAF MOTU (Maritime Operational Training Unit).

Premature gear retraction on take-off
Runway excursion

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth


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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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