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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Fecha:domingo 5 noviembre 1967
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.2
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WL786
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción: 1953
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:192 km (120 milles) W de la costa de Lhokkruet, Indonesia (   Océano Índico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gan/Seenu Airport (GAN/VRMG), Maldivas
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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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