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Last updated: 26 July 2021
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Date:Friday 24 September 1982
Time:ca 15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operator:Royal Malaysian Air Force - RMAF
Registration: M21-17
MSN: 306
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) N of Kampung Atap (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Taiping Airport (TPG/WMBI), Malaysia
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur (unknown airport), Malaysia
Narrative:
The DHC-4A Caribou crashed in the Cameron Highlands, 24 km west of Brinchang, Malaysia, killing all seven on board.
The aircraft departed Taiping at 14:50 on a supply mission for Orang Asli settlements in Gedung, Atap and Tenom areas.
Last contact with the flight was at 15:15 hours.
Crashed. The airplane was reported missing forty minutes into the flight while over the Cameron Highlands. The wreckage was found the next day in hilly jungle terrain.

Sources:
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» New Straits Times Malaysia - Sep 26, 1982 p.1
» The Straits Times, 27 September 1982, Page 13
» The Straits Times, 27 September 1982, Page 13


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