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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157765
Last updated: 6 October 2019
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Date:23-JUL-2013
Time:20:10 LMT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:Malaysian Flying Academy
Registration: 9M-SKB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Straits of Malacca -   Malaysia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:MKZ / WMKM
Destination airport:MKZ / WMKM
Narrative:
A Piper PA-28-161 (Warrior II or Cadet) belonging to Malaysian Flying Academy was in a night training flight with one instructor and a student on controls and another student observing from the back seat. The training was supposed to take place over Mahkota in the city of Malacca. However, it was claimed that the aircraft suffered a major technical problem, which then forced the pilots to ditch the aircraft in about 400 m out from the coastline abeam of Masjid Selat. Upon contact with the water, the observing student then grabbed the instructor, who was then injured and swam ashore, while the other student pilot remained afloat on site for over one hour for SAR to arrive.

Sources:

https://www.nst.com.my/latest/three-escape-death-in-plane-crash-1.325204?localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2Zt1wqSWL
https://www.malaymail.com/s/499711/keeping-calm-helped-assistant-pilot-stay-alive-in-plane-crash
http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/07/25/calm-in-troubled-waters/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jul-2013 09:46 Hadi don Added
24-Jul-2013 13:48 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
24-Jul-2013 17:03 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
24-Jul-2013 17:06 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
27-Oct-2016 08:35 Tau Updated [Registration, Narrative]
27-Oct-2016 10:02 Tau Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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