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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71877
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Date:16-JUN-1962
Time:16:25
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
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:.5 mile S.of Shipton Belenger, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Upavon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

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


Revision history:

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24-Jan-2010 11:16 John Baker Added

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