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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138669
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:15-JUL-1964
Time:day
Type:Westland Scout AH 1
Owner/operator:656 Sqn Brit. AAC
Registration: XR596
MSN: F.9518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Kluang, Johore, Southern Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kluang, Johore, Malaya
Destination airport:
Narrative:
XR596 crashed on 15/7/1964 in the jungle near Kluang airfield in southern Malaya after the fuel control unit failed. The wreckage was not found until three days later (July 18th 1964). Both crew were killed

Captain Daniel B. de Valencourt Jacot de Boinod, Coldstream Guards.
Warrant Officer 2 W.J. Hutchings, Army Air Corps.
R.I.P.

All Scouts were grounded for approximately one month, pending investigation and rectification of the cause of this crash. The engine life of the Nimbus during the early part of its service was notoriously low, with four to six flying hours being the norm. A competition was allegedly held, with a prize to the first unit that could achieve an engine life of twenty-five flying hours.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20140204015916/http://britains-smallwars.com/Borneo/ROH.html
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Scout#Operational_history
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
4. http://www.westlandscout.com/Pages/Page2list.aspx
5. https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/showthread.php?t=130495&page=3
6. http://www.656squadron.org


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2011 21:17 angels one five Added
26-Sep-2011 17:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Feb-2012 10:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
21-Apr-2013 07:51 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
27-May-2013 05:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase]
26-Jun-2013 08:30 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Oct-2013 13:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2015 19:09 656 Sqn Assn Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-Nov-2018 21:01 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Feb-2020 18:28 Xindel XL Updated [Time, Operator, Operator]

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