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Valetta WD160
 

Photo taken prior WD160 crashed and slammed into Mount Ophir

Local guide show us the undercarriage of WD160

Valetta WD160 from RAF 267 Sqn which crashed on 23 February 1954 at Mount Ophir, Johor. Her mission was to carried out voice hailer above terrorists area to persuaded them to surrendered.

The Valettas, it seemed were stop-gap aircraft for sky shouting work in the Psychology War against the CTs (Communist Terrorists) of the Malayan Emergency 1948-1960 period. It wasn't suited for the job and some 8 Valettas were lost in this role, which was later taken over by the properly configured DC3 Dakotas.

All crews on board were killed on impact and the cause of the incident probably from engine failure or stalling.

Flight Officer Alan Ashton who flew Dakota Voice Hailer ask permission to Flight Commander Dick Perkins who actually flew WD160 to swapped his seat and flew WD160 on her fateful day.

 

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