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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 14 September 1957
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: WL792
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1953-07-01 (4 years 3 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB) (   Gibraltar)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Narrative:
Two propellers were feathered after propeller overspeeding. Hydraulics were lost and the airplane belly landed at North Front Airport.

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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