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Published: Saturday January 11, 2014 MYT 11:52:00 AM
Updated: Saturday January 11, 2014 MYT 3:33:02 PM

Ulu Yam plane crash: Survivor will continue his dream of being a pilot, says father

Syed Zulkeflee.

Syed Zulkeflee.

SELAYANG: Cessna 172 crash survivor Syed Haidir Syed Zulkflee will continue with his dream of becoming a commercial pilot despite the accident, his father said.

Syed Zulkeflee Syed Masron, 50, said his son was determined to follow through with his training and the accident did nothing to dampen his spirit.

"He only has 14 more hours of flying before he gets his private pilot licence and he could not wait to get back to it," he said.

Syed Zulkeflee said his family was supportive of Syed Haidir's decision and they were happy that the incident did not cause any trauma for him.

"If a person is destined to die, they could die anywhere.

“There is no point in him giving up his dream over this," he said.

According to Saiful, the plane crashed as he was trying to avoid a bird.

'I lowered the plane to avoid colliding with the bird as it could be fatal if it gets stuck in the fans.

"But when I was trying to get back to higher altitude, I was unable to causing us to crash," he said. 

Saiful was too weak to elaborate but said that he was glad that everyone was safe.

According to Syed Zulkeflee, the son only sustained minor injuries but will have to stay in the hospital for a few days for observations.

Syed Haidir was one of the three survivors of a plane crash near the Batu Dam in Ulu Yam on Friday.

The survivors were rescued by the Selangor Fire and Rescue team early Saturday morning and are reported to be in stable condition.


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Tags / Keywords: Ulu Yam, Plane crash, Father


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