The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) confirmed that one of its personnel was killed while two trainers were injured during weapons training at the Basic Grenade Training Site in the Syed Sirajuddin Camp, Gemas, yesterday afternoon.
In a statement, RMAF said the incident occurred at about 12.10pm when the personnel were undergoing support weapons and hand grenade training.
It said the victim, a student of the defence assistant enhancement course class 1 Series 78/23, died at the scene.
"The two injured trainers were given early treatment at the Gemas Army Hospital and were then referred to Hospital Segamat.
"RMAF has contacted the next of kin of those involved and handed over the case to the police," it said, adding that the force would set up an investigation board to identify the cause of the incident.
RMAF also urged against speculation until the investigation process is completed and for the sensitivities of the families of the personnel involved to be respected.