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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Monday 24 May 1999
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operator:Royal Malaysian Air Force - RMAF
Registration: M21-05
C/n / msn: 270
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuching Airport (KCH) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuching Airport (KCH/WBGG), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kuching Airport (KCH/WBGG), Malaysia
Narrative:
Crashed into a swampy area at the end of the runway during a regular training mission. One of the airplane's two engines had lost power.

Sources:
» Scramble 258
» Reuters
» Scramble 241
» New Straits Times - May 29, 1999


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