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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20768
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T.2
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WG123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sibsey Westhouses, near Boston, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Destination airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Boulton Paul Balliol T.Mk.2 WG123: Delivered 7/1/53. RAF Service was with 7 FTS, RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, and RAF College Cranwell (usually based at RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20/6/54: Following an engine failure, the Balliol belly landed in a field at Sibsey Westhouses, near Boston, Lincolnshire. Both occupants - Flight Lieutenant Barry Arthur Phillips (Service Number 607038) and Flight Cadet Robert Snare were not injured, and walked away from the accident. Purpose of flight Intermediate Handling Test.

The Balliol was deemed damaged beyond economic repair and struck off charge as Cat5(c) on 12/7/54


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.159 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 49)
4. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.64

Revision history:

07-Jun-2008 20:41 JINX Added
24-May-2012 12:26 CARADOC123 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 18:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
12-Apr-2020 22:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2020 22:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
12-Apr-2020 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2020 19:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Apr-2020 20:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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