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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Datum:Sonntag 5 November 1967
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.2
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WL786
Baujahr: 1953
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:192 km (120 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Lhokkruet, Indonesia (   Indian Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Gan/Seenu Airport (GAN/VRMG), Malediven
Flug nach:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS), Singapur
The Shackleton suffered an uncontrollable engine fire over sea. The fire weakened the structure of the wing, causing part of the wing to break off. The crew attempted to ditch the plane in the Indian Ocean, but it broke up before they reached the sea.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance
» P.Gaze (e-mail 21 July 2016)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gan/Seenu Airport to Singapore-Changi International Airport as the crow flies is 3420 km (2138 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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