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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154701
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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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 NF.3
Owner/operator:89 Squadron Royal Air Force (89 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WX921
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
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


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

Revision history:

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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