Date & Time: May 17, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Avro 696 Shackleton
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Saint Mawgan - Saint Mawgan
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll, one of the crew member inadvertently raised the landing gear before rotation. The aircraft sank on its belly and slid for several yards before coming to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. It was operated on behalf of the Maritime Operational Training Unit (MOTU).
Premature retraction of the landing gear during takeoff.