ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138822
Last updated: 26 October 2014
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Date:04-MAY-1963
Time:day
Type:Bristol Belvedere HC1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XG473
C/n / msn: 13364
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Long Merarap, Sarawak -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brunei
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed in the Trusan River Valley, near Long Merarap, Sarawak, Borneo, after cable failure and subsequent loss of yaw control.
This accident was a catalyst for a temporary grounding of the Belvedere fleet for 2 months while investigations were carried out.

Sources:
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
http://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/feature/ChopperEssex/Chopper_Essex_Feature.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/trusan.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Sep-2011 04:47 angels one five Added
17-Jan-2012 06:19 Nepa Updated [Registration, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
04-Jan-2013 09:39 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2013 20:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2014 19:46 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Apr-2014 15:44 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
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