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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20761
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:28-SEP-1954
Time:day
Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T.2
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WG110
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frith Bank, 2 miles WNW of Boston, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Boulton Paul Balliol T.2 WG110: Delivered 31/10/52. RAF Service was with 7 FTS, RAF Cottesmore, and RAF College Cranwell (aircraft usually based at Barkston Heath).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28/9/54: Pilot lost control of the aircraft in cloud, and the Balliol power dived into the ground near Frith Bank, two miles West-North-West of Boston, Lincolnshire. Pilot (flying solo) was killed

Crew of Balliol WG110
Flight Cadet John Francis Rhodes (pilot, Service Number 607499, aged 20) - killed on active service 28/9/54

Wreckage recovered to RAF Cranwell, where Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(scrap) 14/10/54

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.163 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.42)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.93
4. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1950s-incident-logs#1954
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WG
6. http://www.interment.net/data/eng/lincoln/st_andrew/index.htm
7. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=959


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 14:47 JINX Added
23-Apr-2020 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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