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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 17 January 1976
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 401
Operator:Royal Malaysian Air Force - RMAF
Registration: FM1025
C/n / msn: 181
First flight: 1964
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuching Airport (KCH/WBGG), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur-Simpang Air Base (WMKF), Malaysia
Narrative:
The Herald transport plane was planning to land at Kuala Lumpur-Simpang Air Base when the left undercarriage failed to extend. The pilot decided to divert to Subang Airport for a controlled belly landing.
The aircraft was sold to British Air Ferries, January 1978 (G-BEYI) and broken up for spares at Kuala Lumpur.



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Distance from Kuching Airport to Kuala Lumpur-Simpang Air Base as the crow flies is 973 km (608 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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