The Committee of Inquiry (COI) that investigated the training incident which took CFC Liu Kai’s life has submitted its preliminary findings.
This was reported by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in Parliament on Feb. 11, 2019.
The COI managed to piece together the chronology of events via video recordings from two cameras (one inside the Land Rover and one on the front of it) as well as multiple statements from witnesses.
The servicemen involved:
On Nov. 3, 2018, Liu was participating in a two-sided company mission exercise at the Jalan Murai training area. The exercise was conducted by the 42 Battalion of the Singapore Armoured Regiment (42 SAR).
Liu, a Transport Operator, was assigned to drive a trainer, a SAF Regular Captain in a Land Rover.
The trainer was assessing a Bionix vehicle during the mission exercise. The Bionix crew comprised four full-time national servicemen (NSF) personnel:
Vehicle Commander (Second Lieutanent) Bionix Specialist who was the rear guide (Third Sergeant) Driver (Corporal) Gunner (Corporal) Here is the sequence of events, as found by the COI: