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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20832
Last updated: 16 January 2020
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Date:17-MAR-1952
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk.9
Owner/operator:60 Squadron Royal Air Force (60 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WG871
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Endau Rompin National Park, Johor -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Missing on night navex from RAF Tengah, Singapore. Presumed crashed in jungle. Wreckage reportedly not found until March 1, 1957 (five years after the crash) with no trace of the pilot (Flight Sergeant Tadeusz Wojciechowski) in or anywhere near the aircraft. Pilot is therefore still officially listed as "missing in action, presumed killed".

After this the wreckage lay hidden in the Malaya Jungle until September 2003, when it was reportedly still where it crashed. After investigations to identify the pilot, an expedition was mounted on August 5 2004 to re-locate the wreckage.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2004/6/14/features/8088239&sec=features?file=/2004/6/14/features/8088239&sec=features
https://missing-you.net/datapilot/reply.php?refnum=47060
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?31957-Wrecks-From-Asia
http://www.airtalk.org/lost-plane-found-in-johor-malaysia-vt24975.html
http://archive.warbirdinformationexchange.org/archives/post35096.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jun-2008 21:22 JINX Added
24-Dec-2011 12:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2012 11:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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