Accident description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D-27-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Carriers
Registration: VR-HEP
C/n / msn: 15782/32530
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) W of Sungei Padi (   Malaysia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Butterworth Airport (BWH/WMKB), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI/WBKK), Malaysia
Narrative:
Crashed into Bukit Besar mountain.

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Distance from Butterworth Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport as the crow flies is 1725 km (1078 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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