Accident de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW.22 XG735, Friday 17 January 1958
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Date:Friday 17 January 1958
Time:night
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: XG735
MSN: 121136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:HMS Bulwark, Western Approaches, 60 miles off Land's End, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, at sea off Cornwall
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW.22 XG735: Built by De Havilland Aircraft Ltd., at Broughton, Chester. Delivered to the FAA RN (Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy) at HMS Blackcap, RNAS Stretton AHU 2/12/1957. First issued for service to 891 Squadron, FAA RN at RNAS Merryfield, Ilchester, Somerset 16/12/1957 coded "443/B".

Written off (destroyed) 17/1/1958: Climbed steeply after a night launch from HMS Bulwark 60 miles off Lands End, Cornwall in the south west approaches to the UK. (At approximate co-ordinates 49'29"North, 5'23" East). The Sea Venom turned to starboard and nose dived into the sea. Both crew were killed

Crew of Sea Venom XG735:
Lieutenant Thomas N. Storey RN (pilot, aged 26) - killed on active service 17/1/1958
Flight Lieutenant Anthony John Kay RAF (observer, aged 24, Service Number 4084061) - killed on active service 17/1/1958

Wreckage not found/not recovered. Formally Struck Off Charge 26/1/1958 as Cat.ZZ

Sources:

1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant, Lee Howard & Mick Burrows, Air britain, 2004 p.203)
2. Wings Over Somerset: Aircraft Crashes since the End of World War II By Peter Forrester
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1958.htm
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH112%20prodn%20list.txt
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XG
6. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1956-59.htm

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Aug-2020 20:36 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Aug-2020 07:33 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Operator]

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