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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239069
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Balliol T Mk 2
Owner/operator:238 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (238 OCU RAF)
Registration: WN162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Luffenham, Rutland, East Midlands, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF North Luffenham, Rutland
Destination airport:RAF North Luffenham, Rutland
Boulton Paul Balliol T.Mk.2 WN162: Delivered 2/3/1954.. Sole operation service career was with 238 OCU RAF North Luffenham, Rutland.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28/4/1957: The pilot was badly affected by fumes in the cockpit (believed to be smoking/burning oil from the engine) during takeoff from RAF North Luffenham. The undercarriage was accidentally raised when the pilot attempted to make an immediate landing back at North Luffenham, Leicestershire. Aircraft Written off (damaged beyond repair) in the consequent belly landing, and struck off charge as Cat.5(c)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.190 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 79)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.245
4. The Boulton Paul Balliol: The Last Merlin-Powered Aircraft By Alec Brew
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Revision history:

04-Aug-2020 14:03 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Aug-2020 19:46 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
05-Aug-2020 13:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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