Accident Avro Shackleton MR.2 WL749, Thursday 14 May 1953
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Date:Thursday 14 May 1953
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SHAC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Shackleton MR.2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WL749
MSN:
Year of manufacture:1953
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Griffon 57
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Belfast-Aldergrove RAF Station (BFS) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Belfast-Aldergrove RAF Station (BFS/EGAA)
Narrative:
Avro Shackleton WL749 landed short of the runway at Aldergrove. The port undercarriage collapsed causing the aircraft to slew and hit the runway controller's caravan.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
The Avro Shackleton / as compiled by Chris Ashworth

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