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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160009
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1960
Time:
Type:De Havilland Sea Venom FAW Mk 21
Owner/operator:766 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XG658
C/n / msn: 121067
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile east of Tockenham, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton (EGVL)
Destination airport:RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire (EGDL)
Narrative:
Written off 20/1/1960: Crashed one mile east of Tockenham, Wiltshire during a night GCA recovery to Lyneham, killing both crew:
Pilot: Lt. Anthony W.G. Kemsley
Observer: Lt. J.E.S. Munday

Wreckage recovered to RNAS Lee-on-Solent for accident investigation. Then sent to RNAY Fleetlands for spares recovery and scrapping. Struck off charge 4/5/1960

NOTES:
1 - The aircraft was definitely a Sea Venom. There were several incorrect reports - then and since - that the aircraft involved was a Sea Vixen, due to 766 NAS having begun Sea Vixen operations in 1958. However, in 1960, a few Sea Venoms were still on charge with 766 NAS, including XG658.

2 - Tockenham is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England at approximate Coordinates: 51.51N, 1.95W. The nearest town is Royal Wootton Bassett, about 3 miles (4.8 km) away to the north east

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XG
3. http://www.navy-net.co.uk/history/54161-sea-vixen-crash-20-jan-1960-a-3.html
4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/harlowirish/3251171604/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tockenham


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Sep-2013 17:34 Dr.John Smith Added
03-Sep-2013 17:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2013 03:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2014 16:14 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Feb-2014 18:52 Anon. Updated [Operator]
11-Mar-2014 20:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
05-Mar-2015 09:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
26-May-2015 12:46 Angel dot comma Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]

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