Accident Auster AOP.9 WZ728,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18117
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Date:Wednesday 20 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:656 Sqn /11 Flt AAC
Registration: WZ728
MSN: B5/10/53
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Seremban -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Seremban, Malaya
Destination airport:Gemmas, Malaya
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Auster AOP.9 WZ728, 656 Squadron, 11 Flight, Army Air Corps: Crashed 20th January 1960 into the jungle after loss of power shortly after take off. Aircraft was on a recce sortie over the Gemmas area. The wreckage was not found until 11th April 1960. Crew not recovered until 2nd May 1960. Pilot Sergeant William John McCammont (Service Number 22577658, aged 29) and passenger Private J. Finnerty (1st Batt., Cheshire Regiment, aged 22). Both buried Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Christian Cemetery, Malaysia, Row 33, Grave 1277


1. The Straits Times 24 January 1960, p 5:
2. The Straits Time 12 April 1960, p 14:
2. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p. 202 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 110)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/430:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
28-Feb-2012 11:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
03-Sep-2013 20:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2013 20:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2015 17:15 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
10-Apr-2019 12:37 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2019 12:41 TB Updated [Source]
27-Jan-2020 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2020 22:41 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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