Accident Aermacchi MB.339AM M34-08, Monday 15 April 1996
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Date:Monday 15 April 1996
Time:c. 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic M339 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aermacchi MB.339AM
Owner/operator:Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM)
Registration: M34-08
MSN: 6700
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Palau Yu -   Malaysia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RMAF Kuantan
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Suffered serious airframe failure during rocket training attack on a small rock in the South China Sea. Spiraled into unrecoverable dive at 2000 ft and plunged into the sea about 30 nm off Mersing. Both crew ejected and survived. 15 TFT Sqn

Sources:

New Straits Times 16 April 1996, p4

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2012 11:26 TB Added
17-May-2016 16:48 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
19-Feb-2019 09:00 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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