ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138642
Last updated: 18 April 2014
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Date:08-APR-1965
Time:Day.
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12E
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XS164.
C/n / msn: 2255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Nangar Gaat, 3rd Division, Sarawak, Borneo -   Malaysia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nangar Gaat, Sarawak, Borneo
Destination airport:Sibu, Brunei (WGBS)
Narrative:
XS164 lost its tail rotor owing to severe vibration shortly after taking off from the battalion forward operating base at Nangar Gaat.

The tail rotor had been damaged on an earlier sortie, losing about 1 inch from one of the blades. Owing to the difficulty in obtaining a replacement blade at such a remote location, the pilot is reported to have attempted to rebalance the rotor by trimming an identical length off the undamaged blade.

The helicopter crashed inverted, into a river near Nangar Gaat, Sarawak, Borneo, killing the pilot, Lt John A.C. Morgan, Royal Navy.

At the time of the crash the aircraft was operating to (and from) a forward base at Sibu, Brunei (WGBS)

Sources:
1. http://albiefield.co.uk/Sarawak/nangagaat/nangagaat.html
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1963-65.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm
3. http://www.helis.com/database/cn/44/
4. http://www.britains-smallwars.com/Borneo/ROH.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Sep-2011 02:04 angels one five Added
22-Sep-2011 22:12 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 01:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jan-2013 13:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
16-Sep-2013 03:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2013 03:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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