ASN Aircraft accident Avro Shackleton MR.2 WB833 Glenmanuilt Hill, Mull of Kintyre
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Date:Friday 19 April 1968
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.


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» 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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