Thursday, January 24, 2019

Actor Aloysius Pang dies after SAF accident in NZ: Injuries sustained when Howitzer gun barrel was lowered

PHOTO: Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)]Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at 2045hrs on 23 January 2019 (SG time) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand, from injuries sustained last Saturday while carrying out repair works inside a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer.
HOTO: Instagram/AloyPang
Picture posted by Lim Min Zhang, The Straits Times on 24 January 2019

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SINGAPORE - Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang, 28, died on Wednesday night (Jan 23) from injuries sustained last Saturday while carrying out repair works inside a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer in New Zealand, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).

In a statement issued late Wednesday night (Jan 23), Mindef said "Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)]Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at 2045hrs on 23 January 2019 (SG time) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand.

 

Singapore-New Zealand Exercise
PHOTO: Singapore-New Zealand Exercise
More than 600 Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel recently converged on the Waiouru Military Training Area in January for the annual Thunder Warrior exercise.
SAF deployed a 155mm Singapore Light Weight Howitzer, along with other weapons for the artillery training exercise which was held in Waiouru for the 15th consecutive time. Chief of Army, Major General Tim Keating met with his Singaporean counterpart Major General Ravinder Singh during the exercise.
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"An Armament Technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, CFC (NS) Pang was carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) with two other SAF personnel on 19 January 2019 at Waiouru Training Area, New Zealand.

 

The Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus is a self-propelled howitzer armed with a 155 mm howitzer. Developed jointly by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), it was introduced to the Singapore Artillery in 2004.
PHOTO: The Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus is a self-propelled howitzer armed with a 155 mm howitzer. Developed jointly by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), it was introduced to the Singapore Artillery in 2004. Primus is derived from the Artillery motto In Oriente Primus (Latin: "First in the East").
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"Unfortunately, CFC (NS) Pang sustained injuries when the gun barrel was lowered. He was evacuated to Waikato Hospital, a regional trauma centre where he underwent a number of surgeries to treat his injuries.

 

The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of CFC (NS) Pang and will continue to render assistance and support in their time of loss.
PHOTO: "The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of CFC (NS) Pang and will continue to render assistance and support in their time of loss."
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"Dr Teo Li Tserng, Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, was flown in to assist the New Zealand medical team tending to CFC (NS) Pang. Despite surgical attempts to repair damaged organs and putting him on artificial life support, CFC (NS) Pang succumbed to the injuries and passed away.

"An independent Committee of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the circumstances leading to the incident. A press conference will be held on 24 January 2019 to present the preliminary findings and will be chaired by the Chief of Defence Force.

"The SAF will be making arrangements to bring the body of the late CFC (NS) Pang back to Singapore.

"The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of CFC (NS) Pang and will continue to render assistance and support in their time of loss."

A post went up on late Wednesday night on the actor's Instagram account that appeared to have been written by one of his two elder brothers on behalf of the family.



aloypang (Aloysius Pang)
PHOTO: aloypang (Aloysius Pang)
"On behalf of our family
Throughout the past few days in the hospital, it has been a difficult time for us. Every news that were brought upon us since his last op was devastating with little signs of hope on his recovery. We all broke down when the medical team spoke to us that his condition is worsening and we should be prepared for the worst.

We're going to lose a brother. And my parents are going to lose their precious son whom is only 28.
Thus I seek everybody's kind understanding that we are unable to comment further during these precarious time."
Picture posted on aloypang's Instagram (appeared to have been written by one of his two elder brothers on behalf of the family)

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It read: "Throughout the past few days at the hospital, it has been a difficult time for us. Every news that were brought upon us since his last op was devastating with little signs of hope on his recovery.

"We all broke down when the medical team spoke to us that his condition is worsening and we should be prepared for the worst. We're going to lose a brother. And my parents are going to lose their precious son whom is only 28.

"Thus I seek everybody's kind understanding that we are unable to comment further during these precarious time."

CFC (NS) Pang was injured in his chest and abdominal areas while carrying out repair works inside a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer last Saturday during an annual live-firing exercise called Thunder Warrior. He was on reservist duty.

He underwent abdominal surgery that evening, with a planned follow-up surgery completed on Monday.

However, CFC (NS) Pang's condition worsened and he required additional surgery, which was completed on Tuesday just before midnight (2354 hrs), said Mindef on Wednesday.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in an update on Facebook on Wednesday that CFC (NS) Pang's condition was very serious and needed artificial support for his lungs, kidneys and heart.



CFC (NS) Pang’s condition is very serious and presently he needs artificial life support of his lungs, kidneys and heart.
PHOTO: "CFC (NS) Pang’s condition is very serious and presently he needs artificial life support of his lungs, kidneys and heart. Even as the doctors do all they can, our prayers go to CFC (NS) Pang to turn this difficult corner, as well as to his family members for strength."
Photo: Instagram/Aloysius Pang
Picture posted by Ng Eng Hen on 23 January 2019 at 22:49

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Dr Ng added that surgeons and staff at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand where the actor was warded in the intensive care unit, were doing all they could to keep up the support and improve his condition.

Both of CFC (NS) Pang's parents, as well as his two elder brothers, have arrived in Hamilton since Tuesday, accompanied by Singapore Armed Forces family liaison officers.

The actor, who started acting at age nine, had been due to start shooting Channel 8 romantic drama My One In A Million next month after Chinese New Year.



Off to serve our country. Back at the end of the month!
PHOTO: Last tweet on Instagram
"Off to serve our country. Back at the end of the month! May not be able to post much when I'm there so 等我回来 yeah =)"
Posted by Aloysius Pang‏ @AloyPang on 5 Jan 2019 at 2:41 AM
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Exercise Thunder Warrior has been conducted since 1997. This year's exercise takes place from 05 Jan 2019 to 02 Feb 2019, and involves more than 500 personnel from the 268th and 24th Battalions, Singapore Artillery.



Do not let your hearts be troubled.
PHOTO:Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:1-3)
Picture posted by Aloysius Pang‏ @AloyPang on 15 December 2015 at 2:48 AM - "100 episodes done... The last 20, the final lap. #LifeFearNot #人生无所畏 Rén shēng wú suǒ wèi"
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Aloysius Pang and Jayley Woo, 胡佳琪 Hú jiā qí
PHOTO: Aloysius Pang and Jayley Woo, 胡佳琪 Hú jiā qí
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
" (Psalm 23:4)
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." (
Matthew 5:4
)
Picture posted by Aloysius Pang‏ @AloyPang on 23 April 2015 at 4:12 AM
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May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
PHOTO: "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)
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By Lim Min Zhang, The Straits Times, 24 January 2019
This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.





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Jayley Woo pens heartbreaking note to late boyfriend Aloysius Pang, posted on Friday, 25 January 2019
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https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/jayley-woo-pens-heartbreaking-note-to.html



Aloysius Pang's NS mate remembers actor's kindness and competence, posted on Saturday, 26 January  2019
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https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/aloysius-pangs-ns-mate-remembers-actors.html



Aloysius Pang - Singapore funeral director pens moving tribute, posted on Sunday, 27 January 2019
Aloysius Pang - Singapore funeral director pens moving tribute, posted on Sunday, 27 January 2019
https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/aloysius-pang-singapore-funeral.html



Aloysius Pang - Kind cabby offered Belinda Lee and Jayley Woo free rides, posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Aloysius Pang - Kind cabby offered Belinda Lee and Jayley Woo free rides, posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/aloysius-pang-kind-cabby-offered.html

 


Reference
[1] Lim Min Zhang, The Straits Times, Actor Aloysius Pang dies after SAF accident in NZ: Injuries sustained when Howitzer gun barrel was lowered, posted on 24 January 2019, http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/actor-aloysius-pang-dies-after-saf-accident-nz-injuries-sustained-when-howitzer-gun-barrel


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