Two pilots hurt in crash while transporting logs


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Jun 2003

KUCHING: A European pilot and his Malaysian co-pilot were injured when their helicopter crashed into the jungle while transporting logs out from a concession area in Ulu Belaga, Kapit Division. 

Bintulu deputy police chief Deputy Supt Patrick Jemy Dundon said the pilot, who had not been identified, had been transferred to a private hospital here for treatment. 

The co-pilot received treatment at the Bintulu hospital and had been discharged. 

DSP Dundon said a report on the crash, which occurred on Sunday, had been lodged in Bintulu. 

He said the incident had been referred to the Department of Civil Aviation. 

 

An investigating team from Belaga police station left yesterday for the crash site, according to chief inspector Mohd Rizal Kontan in a telephone interview from here. 

“The crash site is deep in the jungle and near to the Kalimantan border. My men are only expected to be back in one or two days' time,” he added. 

 

He had no details on how the crash happened or the conditions of the injured pilot and co-pilot.  

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