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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154701
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Date:17-JAN-1957
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic VNOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.112 Venom NF.3
Owner/operator:89 Squadron Royal Air Force (89 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WX921
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.112 Venom NF.3 WX921: Delivered 5/12/1955. Operational Service career was with the RAF Stradishall Station flight and then 89 Squadron.

Written off 17/1/1957: Burnt out after the undercarriage collapsed, and a wheel hit a concrete block on landing at Stradishall, Suffolk. A tip tank caught the ground causing a fire. Both crew uninjured. Pilot was Group Captain D.G.Lyster, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. (Service Number 43149) although the name of the navigator on board is not known

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.184 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 107)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.230
4. 89 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1956 to 30/4/1958: File AIR 27/2801/2 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8431018
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1957.htm
6. https://www.nationalcoldwarexhibition.org/research/squadrons/89/
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH112%20prodn%20list.txt
8. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WX


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Apr-2013 00:28 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Apr-2013 08:54 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
20-Jul-2017 22:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source]
17-Jul-2020 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2020 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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