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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/aloysius-pang-crushed-howitzer-gun-barrel-death-what-happened-11161450

Pang, 28, an armament technician with the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, was on reservist at the Waiouru Training Area in New Zealand as part of an annual Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) exercise called Exercise Thunder Warrior.

On Jan 19, he was tasked to repair a suspected fault in the gun barrel of a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH). As Pang, another technician and a gun detachment commander were inside the howitzer cabin, the gun barrel was lowered to its standby position.

“It appears from the initial findings that Aloysius was unable to get out of the way as the gun barrel was lowered,” said MG Goh. “He was caught between the end of the gun barrel and the interior of the SSPH and he suffered crush injuries as a result.”

According to MG Goh, when the gun barrel is lowered, the space in the howitzer cabin is reduced. But the space is “typically sufficient” for artillery operators as well as technicians to operate, he said.

“What we found is that unfortunately, he was unable to get out of the way of the barrel as it was lowered,” MG Goh said.

The gun barrel is lowered from within the cabin, and it takes about nine to 10 seconds for it to be fully lowered from a standby position, said Colonel (COL) Terry Tan, commander of the Combat Service Support and Command (CSSCOM).


When asked who lowered the gun barrel and if there were any lapses in safety procedures, MG Goh said this will be the focus of the investigation. It was “not appropriate” to go into details until the investigation is completed, he said.







9 to 10 seconds .... that is a lifetime of difference ....
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Video: Aloysius Pang was crushed between howitzer gun barrel and cabin
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 06:00:52 pm »

Video on gun-barrel lowering ....


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« Last Edit: January 24, 2019, 06:03:04 pm by beaverjuice »
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https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/aloysius-pangs-death-no-malfunctions-with-gun-lowering-mechanism-says-ng-eng-hen


this increasingly looks like negligence .....

looks like Aloysius kenna kiap between the flick-loader and safety cage

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Negligence?
Murder?
Or sth eerie
Look at what river Huang said which was published on Dec 2018

https://entertainment.toggle.sg/en/entertainment/localbuzz/photos/from-beijing-to-moscow-ghost-stories-11041508#slideshow-3

Who lowered the gun barrel? And why was it lowered at that point of time.

He needed some time to go to safe position, what if he had a leg cramp, what if he was blocked by unknown? What if he wasn't ready for the lowering.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 03:59:08 pm by happyshar »
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Negligence?
Murder?
Or sth eerie
Look at what river Huang said which was published on Dec 2018

https://entertainment.toggle.sg/en/entertainment/localbuzz/photos/from-beijing-to-moscow-ghost-stories-11041508#slideshow-3

Who lowered the gun barrel? And why was it lowered at that point of time.

He needed some time to go to safe position, what if he had a leg cramp, what if he was blocked by unknown? What if he wasn't ready for the lowering.

Ermmm .... got Pokemon block izzziiiit? Parents can sue Nintendo?
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