Thursday, June 17, 2021

Helicopter crash in Taman Melawati after mid-air collision

Two fatalities from among four victims.

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Two helicopters collided in mid-air before one of them crashed in a field near a school in Taman Melawati, Selangor at noon today.

A video of the incident recorded by a nearby resident showed the helicopter crashing to the ground. The other was able to safely land.

A spokesman from the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department confirmed the incident to MalaysiaNow.

The helicopter that landed safely after the mid-air collision today.

The helicopters, 9M-HCA and 9M-HCB, are understood to have been en route from Subang to Genting Sempah when the collision occurred.

Four victims were involved: Mohamed Sabri Baharom and Mohd Irfan Rawi on 9M-HCB, both of whom died, and former Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya and Tan Chai Elan on 9M-HCA.

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