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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18116
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Date:22-NOV-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:656 Sqn AAC
Registration: XK374
C/n / msn: B5/10/100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thai/Malayan border -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 22/11/1961 when Crashed into a ravine in jungle near the Thai, Malayan border after a fuel pipe union became detached after it had incorrectly been wire locked. This caused a slow fuel leak, and the aircraft crashed after running out of fuel. The aircraft and bodies of the crew were not found until April 1967

Pilot 437085 Capt Hills P.H, RA Aged 27
Passenger Capt. O’Grady RADC
Buried: Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca.

Sources:

www.656squadron.org/rollRollOfHonour.html
www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2012 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-May-2013 17:14 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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