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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 26 October 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VP256
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ballykelly-RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ballykelly RAF Station (EGQB), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot attempted to take off with the elevator locks engaged. The aircraft failed to get airborne and crashed.

Sources:
» 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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