Sabah Air operated illegally, says Australian report

A DECLASSIFIED report on the 1976 Sabah Air crash and released today has stated that the airline was operating illegally at the time the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) of Australia Nomad went down, killing 11 people including then Sabah chief minister Fuad Stephens.

In the report, GAF said Sabah Air’s operations manual, submitted in 1975, was not approved by the then civil aviation department (CAD).