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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20582
Last updated: 25 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VNOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.112 Venom FB.Mk 1
Owner/operator:6 Sqn Royal Air Force (6 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE428
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles South of RAF Habbaniya, Habbaniyah -   Iraq
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Habbaniya, Iraq
Destination airport:
De Havilland DH.112 Venom FB.1 WE428, 6 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 2/4/55 when spun off turn and abandoned unsuccessfully, three miles south of RAF Habbaniya, Iraq. Pilot killed

Royal Air Force Station Habbaniya, more commonly known as RAF Habbaniya, (originally RAF Dhibban), was a Royal Air Force station at Habbaniyah, about 55 miles (89 km) west of Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, on the banks of the Euphrates near Lake Habbaniyah. It was operational from October 1936 until 31 May 1959 when the British were finally withdrawn following the July 1958 Revolution.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.169 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 33)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/268:
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/33/S2749:

Revision history:

04-Jun-2008 12:46 JINX Added
18-Jun-2008 10:54 JINX Updated
28-May-2015 15:28 T.T.Taylor Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
15-Jan-2020 03:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2020 10:45 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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