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The fuselage of the ill-fated MASwings Twin Otter being lifted from the crash site in Kudat.
KOTA KINABALU: Air crash investigators have completed their on-site probe of the MASwings Twin Otter that crashed into a house in Sabah’s northern Kudat town on Oct 10.
Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) investigators gave the green light for the ill-fated aircraft to be removed from the site and brought to its hangar at the airport here for further analysis.
They will look into all aspects of the crash that killed co-pilot Marc Joel Bansh, 22, and 69-year-old passenger Tan Ah Chai.
Pilot Wan Mohd Abd Amir Wan Yahya and 13 other passengers survived the crash. Five of them sustained serious injuries and were hospitalised.
It is learned that investigators are now focusing on the human factor and wind conditions that led to the crash near the unmanned Kudat airstrip.
In the meantime, the DCA investigators have remained tight-lipped over the progress of their probe, which they expect to complete in about six months.
Abdul Qayyum Amirdad, the owner of the house the plane crashed into, said the wreckage of the craft was removed on Monday afternoon with the use of a crane.
Qayyum, his wife and son, who were all in the house during the crash, escaped unhurt.
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