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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 13 July 1994
Time:01:35 GMT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Shackleton MR.3
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 1716
C/n / msn: 1526
First flight: 1957
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Western Sahara (   Western Sahara)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
Destination airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Narrative:
The Avro Shackleton was a decommissioned SAAF airplane, restored to flying condition. En route from South Africa to the U.K. two engines on the starboard side failed within a period of just ten minutes. The aircraft descended and crash-landed in the desert.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Pelican 16 Down : The sad story of a SAAF Shackleton (Part 3 of Shackleton MR3 in SAAF Service)
» The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth


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Distance from Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 3745 km (2341 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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