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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20765
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T.2
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WG120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Belton, 2 miles WSW of RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (EGYD)
Boulton Paul Balliol T.Mk.2, WG120: Delivered 11/12/52. RAF Service was with 7 FTS RAF Cottesmore and RAF College Cranwell (aircraft based at Barkston Heath).

Written off (destroyed) 9/10/54 when engine failed on take-off, aircraft dived into ground and caught fire near Belton, two miles West South West of RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire. Pilot killed

Crew of Balliol WG120
Flight Lieutenant John Cartwright AFC, RAF (QFI Flight Instructor, Service Number 113839, aged 35)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.164 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 42)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.93
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/240:

Revision history:

07-Jun-2008 20:30 JINX Added
10-Jan-2020 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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