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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18004
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:21-JAN-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP Mk 6
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: VF604
C/n / msn: 2545
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kuala Lumpur -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Butterworth, Malaya
Destination airport:
Narrative:
FLIGHT LT JACK ROCHFORD MAULDEN flew as an observer to Sgt Pilot J Perry, in Auster VF604 of 1903 AOP Flt of 656 Squadron. They were to conduct a weather recce. of the area for a follow-up crop-spraying operation.

Unfortunately, the aircraft crashed and a subsequent four-day search failed to find any signs of the wreckage. It was not until over three years later, on 12 March 1957, the wreckage was eventually found and the crew is presumed to have lost their lives in the crash or very soon after.

Sources:

http://www.oldframlinghamian.com/images/articles/FLIGHTLTJACKROCHFORDMAULDENR33-38.pdf
http://austerhg.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1403
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.656squadron.org/rollRollOfHonour.html]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Feb-2012 17:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 01:42 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-May-2015 07:11 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
24-Dec-2017 18:56 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]

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