Sunday, July 25, 2021

Helicopter crashes at Subang airport

All five on board reported safe although two sustained several injuries.

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An Airbus H125 helicopter crashed at the Subang airport this morning although its pilot and passengers have been reported safe.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said one of the five on board broke his leg and suffered a head injury.

He said the department received the emergency call at 9.47am.

“The helicopter did not catch fire,” he said when contacted.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the helicopter crashed at the airport compound.

He said the victims were taken to hospital for further treatment.

“The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is investigating the cause of the incident,” he said when contacted.

The transport ministry said in a statement that the investigation would be conducted by the AAIB in accordance with Part XXVI Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.

It said the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia confirmed that the helicopter had crashed at the airport at 9.25am.

The helicopter, operated by Leopad Aviation Sdn Bhd, departed Sungai Lembing, Pahang at 8.30am on a private flight to Subang via Maran, Temerloh, Karak and Batu Caves, with one pilot and four passengers on board.

According to the statement, two people are injured and are receiving medical assistance while three others are in stable condition.

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