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A. Shaharom 2000
|Pilot Flying Officer Basil Cochrane (KIA)
Navigator Sgt J.B. Armstrong (KIA)
Armourer AC1 D. Kay (KIA)
Crashed May 3, 1952
A team including Museum of National History's Encik Rizal and Ahmad Shaharom and others visited the crash site during 2000 and was able to locate various pieces of wreckage, finding serial number "RH 755".
Initially, the wreck was thought to be a Bristol Blenheim, shot down by the Japanese during World War II. Other possible guesses were a Lockheed Hudson, B-25 or B-24; some thought it could also have been a Japanese bomber. However, the propeller appeared to have 4 blades, which very few RAF a/c had during WWII The dual strut arrangement of the undercarriage also eliminated American built aircraft which mostly had single strut assemblies.
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