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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 6 June 1976
Time:07:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.22B
Operator:Sabah Air
Registration: 9M-ATZ
C/n / msn: 14
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) off Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Labuan Airport (LBU/WBKL), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI/WBKK), Malaysia
Narrative:
The aircraft stalled and crashed on approach to runway 20. It struck water at an angle of about 60°, facing the direction of approach.
On board were Tun Fuad Stephens, the first Chief Minister of the state of Sabah in Malaysia along with several cabinet members.

Probable Cause:

The aircraft lost control due to the fact that the rear cargo hold had been overloaded, causing a tail-heavy condition.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits
Loss of control

Sources:
» Flight International 22 January 1977 (161)
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jun 7, 1976


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Distance from Labuan Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport as the crow flies is 113 km (71 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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