Incident Free Balloon (Gas) CARD.7,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71877
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Date:Saturday 16 June 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Free Balloon (Gas)
Owner/operator:Royal Aircraft Establishment, Cardington
Registration: CARD.7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1/2 mile South of Shipton Belinger, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The balloon took part in the Jubilee celebrations at Upavon. After a cross-country flight lasting two hours, a safe landing was made with some difficulty.While the balloon was being deflated on the ground it exploded. The 3 men in the basket were seriously injured, but have since recovered. Except for the basket, the balloon was destroyed.

The reported crash location of Shipton Bellinger is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. Shipton Bellinger is about 5 miles north-east of the town of Amesbury and 12 miles north-east of the city of Salisbury. It is on the A338 road, near its junction with the A303 road.


1. Ministry of Aviation , RAE Farnborough Report No PBW.1 December 1962.

Revision history:

24-Jan-2010 11:16 John Baker Added
07-Sep-2022 21:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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