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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20759
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T.2
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WF993
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stoke Rochford Park, 4 miles N of Grantham, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Destination airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Boulton Paul Balliol T.Mk.2 WF993; Delivered 9/9/52. RAF service was with 7 FTS, RAF Cottesmore, Rutland and the RAF College Cranwell (aircraft usually based at RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire)

Written off (destroyed) 19/6/54: Crashed during aerobatics at low level at Stoke Rochford Park, 4 miles North of Grantham, Lincolnshire. The pilot carried out a loop, then attempted a stall turn for about 200 feet, but had insufficient altitude to recover. The aircraft then dived into the ground from 200 feet. The pilot was killed

Crew of Balliol T.2 WF993
Senior Flight Cadet Arthur Geoffrey Hallen Morgan RAF (pilot, Service Number 3511044, aged 20)

WF993 was struck off charge 12/7/54 as Cat.5(c)


1. Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer - 23 June 1954
2. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.159 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p )
4. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.64

Revision history:

07-Jun-2008 14:41 JINX Added
12-Apr-2020 21:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2020 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Destination airport]

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