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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 10 January 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XF710
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Culloden Moor (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
After an uncontrollable engine fire a second engine was feathered and the Shackleton began losing height. It crash-landed on Culloden Moor.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth
» 52 years ago, a plane crashed near Inverness… And the crew headed to the local dance hall for a jig (The Press & Journal, November 28, 2016)


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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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