Light aircraft crashes into vegetable farm in Cameron Highlands

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  • Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016

IPOH: A pilot sustained minor injuries after a light aircraft crashed in Cameron Highlands.

Cameron Highlands OCPD Deputy Supt Zainalabidin Othman said in the 1.35pm incident, the 56-year-old Australian pilot of a G-164B aircraft was spraying fertiliser at the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation in Brinchang.

He said shortly after that, the aircraft crashed into a vegetable farm on the hill in Tringkap.

“The pilot only sustained minor scratches to his left arm, and several parts of his body,” he said.

DSP Zainalabidin said the tea plantation company had hired SAS Air Services from Subang to carry out the spraying of fertiliser.

Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue Department chief Muhammad Haziq Hazmi said the pilot’s employer had taken him to seek medical treatment.

Muhammad Haziq said some six firemen, including him, were at the site to ensure that the aircraft did not catch fire, or explode.

“We are still investigating the cause of the crash,” he added.
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