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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221585
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Time:c. 10:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic WESX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wessex 60 (S-58)
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Malaysia
Registration: 9M-ATA
MSN: WA/742
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 55 mi off Kuantan -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Conoco, Atwood Oceanics Shiloh Oil Rig (09:45)
Destination airport:Kuantan
Crashed into the South China Sea after about 45 minutes in flight. British pilot (29), one American driller and 13 malaysian employees from Union Manpower Company. Last radio contact 10:35.


New Straits Times 20 August 1974, p1/21 August 1974, p1

Revision history:

05-Feb-2019 22:32 TB Added
05-Feb-2019 22:50 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2019 16:51 Balasundra K Rajoo Updated [Departure airport]

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