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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Friday 19 April 1968
Time:ca 10:30
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: WB833
First flight: 1952
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Glenmanuilt Hill, Mull of Kintyre (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ballykelly RAF Station (EGQB), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
The Shackleton MR.2 prototype had taken off from Ballykelly on an anti-submarine exercise early in the morning . The area around Mull of Kintyre was shrouded in thick sea mist. The Shackleton climbed up through the mist and the aircraft struck rising ground near Garvalt cottage.


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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


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