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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20771
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:14-MAR-1955
Time:day
Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T.2
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WG130
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Destination airport:RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire (EGYE)
Narrative:
Boulton Paul Balliol R.Mk.2 WG130: Delivered 16/1/53. RAF service career was with 7 FTS, RAF Cottesmore and RAF College Cranwell (aircraft usually based at RAF Barkston Heath)

Written off 14/3/55: Swung on landing, ground looped, hit snowbank, resulting in the undercarriage collapsing at RAF Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire. Aircraft deemed "damaged beyond economic repair" and Struck off Charge as Cat5(c). It is believed that the two crew were uninjured.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.169 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.123
4. The Boulton Paul Balliol: The Last Merlin-Powered Aircraft By Alec Brew
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WG
6. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1950s-incident-logs#1955


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 20:49 JINX Added
25-Apr-2020 00:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
08-May-2020 20:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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