Helicopter with four people missing in Ulu Balleh, Sarawak


  • Nation
  • Monday, 25 Jul 2005

KUCHING: A Hornbill Skyways helicopter with four people on board has gone missing in the remote Long Singut area of the Sarawak-Kalimantan border in Ulu Balleh, Kapit Division. 

The helicopter was chartered for an aerial mapping trip and it lost communication with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) at about 2:30pm. 

State Deputy Commissioner of Police SAC I Abang Wahap Abang Julai said the DCA notified the state police operation room of the missing helicopter at about 2:45pm. 

He said the police air wing had been despatched to help in the search and rescue operations initiated by the DCA. 

Long Singut is only accessible by boat on a two-day journey from Kapit in the upper Rejang basin.

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