Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 25 August 1990
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Royal Malaysian Air Force - RMAF
Registration: M30-03
C/n / msn: 4674
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sibu Airport (SBW) (   Malaysia) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuching Airport (KCH/WBGG), Malaysia
Destination airport:Sibu Airport (SBW/WBGS), Malaysia
Narrative:
The Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane skidded off the runway Sibu Airport (SBW) on landing and came to rest in the jungle. Unsecured baggage fell on a passenger resulting in fatal head injuries. The captain reported that engines nr.3 and 4 were shut down on finals. Upon landing the C-130 veered left and ran into shrubs.
The airplane was port of a Royal entourage visiting Sibu.


Events:

Sources:
» New Straits Times Malaysia - Aug 26, 1990
» New Straits Times Malaysia - Aug 27, 1990


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Distance from Kuching Airport to Sibu Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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