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Japanese Bomber Kawasaki Ki-48 Wreck

 

 

 

Penduduk tempatan menjumpai bangkai pesawat pengebom Jepun yang dijumpai di dalam paya berdekatan dengan Pagoh. MHG telah menyiasat bangkai pesawat ini dengan bantuan orang tempatan yang mengetahui lokasi pesawat pengebom ini.

Setelah disiasat, bangkai pesawat ini telah musnah teruk akibat dari beberapa kebakaran dari terhempas dan dari kebakaran hutan yang berlaku beberapa bulan sebelum pesawat pengebom ini dijumpai. Nombor siri dari enjin pesawat ini telah dijumpai namum tidak dapat dibaca kerana musnah akibat kebakaran tersebut. Beberapa bahagian pesawat telah dijumpai berselerak dalam lingkungan 100-200 meter akibat dari juruterbang cuba mendaratkan pesawat pengebom ini lalu terkena sayap dan terhempas dengan agar kuat lalu meletup dan berkecai.

Dua senjata berat mesingan 12.7mm dijumpai bersama peluru-peluru yang berselerak namun telah diserahkan kepada pihak polis untuk tujuan keselamatan. Dua enjin yang telah musnah, peralatan pesawat, tangki minyak pesawat yang remuk, instrumen kokpit pesawat dan kipas pesawat dijumpai di kawasan ini/ Kami juga difahamkan bahawa ada penduduk tempatan yang telah datang ke kawasan ini dan memotong beberapa bahagian pesawat seperti kipas untuk dijual sebagai besi buruk. Kami juga berpendapat bahawa mayat kru pesawat pengebom ini masih ada di kawasan nahas. Satu emel telah dihantar ke Kedutaan Besar Jepun di Kuala Lumpur mengenai penemuan ini tapi mereka masih belum membalas emel kami.  

Locals reported that they found wreckage buried near their swamp near Pagoh. MHG investigate at once and visit the wreckage area with the help of the locals.

Upon investigation, wreckage was damaged beyond recognition due to fire from her wartime crash and several from swamp fires which occurred a few months before her discovery. Engine serial number was found but also was damaged. Aircraft parts were scattered around 100-200 metres which we believed that the pilot tried to crash landed the damaged bomber but hit on of her wing and crashed with great force that burst into flames killing the crews instantly.

Two 12.7mm machinegun were found near the wreckage with ammunitions scattered around the area which later handed over to police for safekeeping. Two burned radial engines, equipment, smashed fuel tanks, cockpit instruments and propellers were found. Later we found out that locals scavenged the wreckages and cut off the propellers for scrap. In this short visit, we found personal items related to the crews which we believed that their remains still there at the wreckage. We sent short email to Japanese Embassy here at Kuala Lumpur giving notice of the finding but nothing heard from them so far.

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Cockpit instrument panel recovered from the wreckage which similar to Ki-48 specification cockpit instrument
 

 

   

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