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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162593
Last updated: 29 August 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 Sea Venom FAW.22
Owner/operator:891 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XG686
C/n / msn: 121048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Centaur, Indian Ocean, off Ceylon -   Sri Lanka
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Ceylon
Destination airport:
On 24/02/1960, XG686 ("C-441") a De Havilland Sea Venom FAW 22 of 891 Squadron FAA RN was written off when it crashed in the Indian Ocean off Ceylon (now Sri Lanka(, due to engine failure at 750 feet above sea level, while operating from HMS Centaur. Both crew - Lieutenant R.L. Wilkinson (pilot) and Sub Lieutenant C.L.James (observer) - ejected safely and were recovered to the carrier


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant, Lee Howard & Mick Burrows, Air Britain, 2004 p.199)
2. Wings Over Somerset: Aircraft Crashes since the End of World War II By Peter Forrester

Revision history:

03-Dec-2013 00:15 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 14:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Aug-2020 00:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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