Skorsky S61 Sea King
Maiden Flight:September 1961
Heartfelt condolences to the families of the six RMAF personnels killed in the helicopter crash at Genting Highlands.May their souls rest in peace.
It is most imperative that the government seriously consider replacing the ageing fleet of Nuris with newer models. These helicopters were built in the fifties and would have exhausted their serviceable lives. There had been 17 crashes between 1969 and now and the safety of the others still in service would be highly doubtful. It is contemptuous of the government not to take remedial action to protect the lives of the servicemen. By allowing them to use those antiquated machines, it's like sending them on a suicidal mission.
It is absurd that our government could think of building a sport complex in London but wouldn't replace the ageing Nuris. Even worse, was the purchase of the submarines. Do we really need them ?