12 Oct '11, 11am

[CNA] RSAF technician's death still a mystery

SINGAPORE: A coroner's inquest into the death of a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) senior technician after an induction exercise left questions hanging. State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said he needed further clarification on the cause of the death of 36-year-old Second Warrant Officer (2WO) Poh Eng Ann on 24 April, 2009. He called for video or pictorial documentation of the activity. 2WO Poh, a father-of-two, was at an informal annual event to celebrate his recent promotion along with other officers at the Paya Lebar Air Base. At the ceremony, he took part in a non-compulsory activity called the "tunnel crawl" where he had to crawl inside the engine of an aircraft. Investigating Officer Johnny Tan told the court on Wednesday that this was part of a "military tradition" and was not considered a high-risk activity. The court also heard that there was no time limit in ...

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