Video – De Havilland DH-112 Venom Crash Landed

The pilot of a De Havilland DH-112 Venom walked away after he crash landed in a field. The plane is believed to be N9196M, formerly Swiss Air Force “J-1527”.


The de Havilland DH-112 Venom was a British postwar single-engined jet aircraft developed from the de Havilland Vampire. It served with the Royal Air Force as a single-seat fighter-bomber and two-seat night-fighter, a navalised version – the Sea Venom – serving with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the Royal Navy (RN).
All Venoms in RAF service were withdrawn from first-line service in 1962, the last non-RAF Venoms to leave active service were Swiss Air Force Venoms which retired in 1983. About 20 Venoms continue to fly as of 2004, performing at various air shows, while a number of examples are preserved in museums in the United Kingdom and abroad, in non-flying, static display condition.