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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153971
Last updated: 25 October 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1956
Time:
Type:de Havilland Sea Venom NF.20
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: WM551
C/n / msn: 12634
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Castle Farm, Ilchester, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton (EGDY)
Destination airport:RNAS Culdrose (EGDR)
Narrative:
Written off 5.1.1956: Approx 2 minutes after instrument take-off from Yeovilton, bound for Culdrose (Cornwall), in fog, struck tree, several buildings, two Caravans in ratings married quarters caravan site, then crashed into field at Castle Farm on the main Bristol-Yeovil road and destroyed by fire.
Lt P H Wyatt RAN & Commander G F S Brown RAN both killed; also 2 civilians (Mrs Grace Beard and her three-month-old son) killed & 3 other civilians injured on the ground.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8437-Sea-Venom-crash-5-1-1956
http://www.adf-messageboard.com.au/invboard/index.php?showtopic=1803


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2013 22:07 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2013 16:46 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-May-2013 17:08 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Mar-2014 21:06 TB Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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