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Last updated: 19 October 2019
Datum:zaterdag 7 september 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Borneo Airways
Registratie: VR-OAE
Constructienummer: 517
Bouwjaar: 1957-10-31 (5 years 10 months)
Motoren: 2 Alvis Leonides 514
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 13
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5,6 km (3.5 mijl) NE of Sibu (   MaleisiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sibu Airport (SBW/WBGS), MaleisiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mukah Airport (MKM/WBGK), MaleisiŽ
Vluchtnummer: 631
The Twin Pioneer took off from Sibu at 02:37 and climbed to about 50 feet when the starboard engine fire warning light came on. The pilot feathered the propeller and notified ATC that he was returning to land. The plane was not able to maintain terrain clearance and a forced landing on a clearing was made.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was a result of failure to obtain adequate height before returning to land, caused by the aircraft being outside the takeoff area and heading towards trees on rising ground; the initial turn to avoid these and subsequent alterations of heading to avoid further obstacles adversely affected the climb performance of the aircraft."

» The Straits Times 8 September 1963, p7


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Sibu Airport en Mukah Airport bedraagt 72 km (45 miles).

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