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Those killed were :-

Air Despatchers

  • T21182890 Sergeant B.R. Mathews

  • T23225831 Driver M. Wakefield

  • T23212902 Corporal M.S. Walters

The RNZAF crews were :-

  • Squadron Leader A.S. Tie
    (CO 41 Sqn)

  • F/O W.A. Devescovi

  • F/O D.E. Nelson,

Malay Film Crews

  • Mr Louis Paul

  • Mr Low Hong Chye

Survived

  • Driver Thomas Lee

 
NZ5901 (c/n 12832 ex G-AINR, G-18-98) crashed in Cameron Highlands of Malaya on December 10, 1956. While on a mission from Changi to supply drop to Malaysian forces, the aircraft mistakenly entered the Sekam river valley in poor visibility where it crashed and burned at 4,000 ft terrain. Killed were 41 Sqn CO S/L A.S. Tie and his two flight crew along with two Malayan Film Unit camera crew and three dispatchers from 55 Cpy RASC. A fourth dispatcher walked out of the jungle.

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