A flight instructor died while another was injured in a light aircraft crash at Jalan Dr Nazrin Shah, Sungai Rokam, Medan Gopeng in Ipoh last night.
The instructor was identified as Fajim Juffa Mustafa Kamal, 52, of Semenyih, Selangor, while the injured victim is Muhammad Din Fikri Zainal Abidin, 62, of Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the police received a call about the incident at about 8.10pm. An initial investigation found that the two flying instructors took off from a flying school located nearby.
"They were believed to be in the Piper 28 plane and the weather was fair during the incident.
"The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) will be conducting an investigation on the cause of the crash," he said when met by reporters at the location last night.
He said the injured victim and the body of Fajim Juffa were brought to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun for further action.
It was learned that flying company BATS Aviation has contacted the families of the victims involved in the incident.