Narrative:Crashed at sea. The aircraft was allotted to the Far East Air Force at the time and had been sent on a mission to search for a missing fishing vessel north of Borneo.
|Date:||09 DEC 1958|
|Type:||Avro Shackleton MR.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| 1950|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||448 km (280 mls) N of Labuan, Malaysia [South China Sea] (Pacific Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Labuan Airport (LBU/WBKL), Malaysia|
|Destination airport:||Labuan Airport (LBU/WBKL), Malaysia|
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» VPI Book of Remembrance
» The Calgary Herald - Dec 11, 1958
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Distance from Labuan Airport to Labuan Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.