Date & Time: Jul 13, 1994 at 0135 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro 696 Shackleton
Operator:
Registration:
1716
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Desert
MSN:
1526
YOM:
1957
Country:
Morocco
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was en route from South Africa to England via Abidjan to take part to an airshow. While cruising overt the desert by night, both right engines number three and four failed. Ten minutes later, the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing. The airplane crash landed in a desert area located some 50 km north of Agwenit, Occidental Sahara. All 19 occupants were evacuated while the aircraft was abandoned on site.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure in flight.