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Simulation of the Tanjung Kupang Air Crash

Muhamad, Sallehuddin (2006) Simulation of the Tanjung Kupang Air Crash. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The air crash at Tanjung Kupang, Johor on the 4th December 1977 was the first air accident for the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and the worst for Malaysia. A Boeing 737-200 with 100 passengers and crews was hijacked before it crashed. Evidences from the accident pointed to an interference of hijackers to the aircraft flight operation. Simulating the accident helped investigators to understand the probable cause of the accident. The Trajectory Reconstruction Method was used to obtain necessary data for the accident simulation. Result from the simulation indicated that the ill-fated aircraft experienced three steep pitch-down pitch-up movements before it stalled and crashed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Air accident simulation; Trajectory Reconstruction Method
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:343
Deposited By: Mrs. Junaidah Abdullah
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 08:22
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:43

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