Descripción del Accidente ASN 06 JUN 1976 GAF Nomad N.22B 9M-ATZ - Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:domingo 6 junio 1976
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.22B
Operador:Sabah Air
Registración: 9M-ATZ
Numéro de série: 14
Año de Construcción: 1975
Horas Totales de la Célula:229
Motores: 2 Allison 250-B17B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) de la costa de Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) (   Malasia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Labuan Airport (LBU/WBKL), Malasia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI/WBKK), Malasia
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.

The final investigation report mentions that the pilot had exceeded his company duty time of 10 hours by 67 minutes. Additionally, the pilot reported feeling unwell before his previous flight and before the accident flight.

Probable Cause:

The pilot lost control of the aircraft when he ran out of forward control column range as flaps were lowered through 25° on approach to land, due to a Centre of Gravity position which was well aft of the approved rear limit.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 233 days (8 months)
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

» Flight International 22 January 1977 (161)
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jun 7, 1976
» Report by Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) investigation team on a crash of Nomad aircraft in Malaysia 9M-ATZ on 6 June 1976


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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