The Double Six Tragedy

Remember remember the 6th of June 1976

Today marks the 36th year after The Double Six Tragedy, also known as the Double Six Crash. It was a plane crash, happened on June 6, 1976 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The plane, an Australian designed and built Nomad, was flying from Labuan, suddenly crashed in the sub-district of Sembulan in Kota Kinabalu upon reaching Kota Kinabalu International Airport(KKIA). The crash killed everyone on board the flight, here are the name lists of those who perished in the tragedy;

  1. Tun Mohd Fuad Stephens
  2. Datuk Peter Mojuntin
  3. Datuk Chong Tahin Vun
  4. Datuk Salleh Sulong
  5. Darius Binion
  6. Wahid Andu
  7. Syed Hussein Wafa
  8. Ishak Atan
  9. Kopral Mohd Said
  10. Gandhi J Nathan
  11. Johari Stephens

Until this very day, the real reason for the crash remains a mystery, some say it was the plane’s technical failure, but I heard most old generations connect the tragedy with political foul play. As the years passed, the younger generations like me, didn’t get so much exposure about the tragedy. What I’m doing in this entry is to remind myself and also the younger generations who are reading this, Sabah lost it most valuable leaders back then.

Today, a memorial service will be held at the Double Six Monument, can’t make it for the memorial so I made this entry.





Mahapson Mahap photo photo





And there are still many people who want to know what really happened on that day.

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4 Responses

  1. Mitchell says:

    Semua org kuat2 tu sini.. Klu dia masih hidup, I don’t think Sabah will be ‘dijajah’ like now..

    • Rungitom says:

      Things will be more different, I agree.

  2. Vibrantkitty says:

    Good post. The pics recorded such vivid tragedy. :niceinfo-
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  3. Aemy says:

    i just ate there last week, didn’t know that it’s the memorial day. RIP all of them..
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