On June 6th, 1976, an airplane carrying Sabah’s fifth Chief Minister, Tun Mohd. Fuad Stephens and six other State ministers crashed, killing all on board. The plane, operated by Sabah Air, coming from Labuan, crashed in the sub-district of Sembulan in Kota Kinabalu upon approaching Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The real reason for the crash remains a mystery, and the original report on the incident remains classified.
The tragedy is forever remembered as Double Six Tragedy or Double Six Crash .The Double Six Monument (Tugu Peringatan Double Six) was erected on the exact spot of the fatal crash in Sembulan, marking a significant tragedy in the history of Sabah.
The Monument is close to City Centre, i.e about 5 minutes drive only. It is surrounded by Grace View apartments which adjacent to Sutera Harbour Resort.
– Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide
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