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Negeri Sembilan

Crash of a Douglas C-47 Dakota C.4 in Batu Melintang: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 19, 1948
Operator:
Registration:
KJ962
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
14809/25254
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a training mission and was in charge to locate an appropriate dropping zone for paratroopers. While flying at an estimated height of few hundred yards, the crew realized that smoke was coming out from the right engine. Few seconds later, the aircraft banked right, dove into the ground and crashed in a prairie. All five crew members were killed.

Crash of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator VI in Kuala Pilah: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 23, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
KL654
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a mission to drop special agents and supplies when, overflying the drop zone at a too low altitude, the aircraft christened 'Snake' hit trees and crashed in a dense wooded area. The wreckage was found in 1996 in an isolated area. All eight crew members have been killed.
Crew (356th Squadron):
F/Lt John Selwyn Watts, pilot,
F/O Edward Donald Mason, copilot,
F/O William Kenneth Dovey, navigator,
Sgt Jack Blakey, flight engineer,
F/Sgt William Ross, air gunner,
F/Sgt Raymond Arthur Towell, air gunner,
F/O John Trevor Bromfield, bombardier,
F/Sgt Arthur Turner, radio operator.