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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20766
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1954
Time:day
Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T.2
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WG121
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles South of Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (EGYD)
Narrative:
Boulton Paul Balliol T.2 WG121: Delivered 7/1/53. RAF Service was with 7 FTS and RAF College Cranwell.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/6/54: The engine failed due to fuel starvation, and during the subsequent force landing three miles south of Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, the aircraft struck a fence and was seriously damaged after catching fire on impact. The wreckage was burnt out, and the remains were taken back to Cranwell where it was struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap) on 31/8/54. The pilot - Flight Lieutenant Archibald de Largy Greig D.F.C. (Service Number 56064) - flying solo, escaped with only minor injuries

Sources:

1. The Boulton Paul Balliol: The Last Merlin-Powered Aircraft By Alec Brew
2. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.154 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 42)
4. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.59
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WG
6. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1950s-incident-logs#1954


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 20:35 JINX Added
11-Apr-2020 23:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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