Paramotor crash: Police deny victim was an American spy


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 02 Jul 2019

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JELEBU (Bernama): Police have denied an American man believed to have been involved in a paramotor accident in Purun near Titi here last Saturday (June 29) was a spy following allegations on social media.

Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said based on checks, the 60-year-old man had entered the country as a legitimate tourist.

"The allegations that the American man was carrying out espionage activities is untrue. He entered (Malaysia) as a legitimate tourist,” Mohamad said when met at the Jelebu district police headquarters here Tuesday (July 2).

Earlier, Mohamad visited the location with Jelebu district police chief DSP Kamarul Rizal Jenal.

Mohamad said based on police investigations, the paramotor was a Technam and not a Gilder as previously reported.

"So far, the victims’ statements have not been recorded due to their condition.

"The results of an investigation into the cause of the accident will be announced by the Transport Ministry’s Air Accident Investigation Division,” he said.

On the status of the airfield which was used as a venue for glider flying activities, Mohamad said that did not fall under police investigation.

"If it is legal or illegal, it will be decided by the relevant agencies and not the police,” he said.

Last Saturday, the remnants of a paramotor were found in a bush in Purun, Kuala Klawang, near here, believed to have crashed at about 3.30pm.

It was reported that there were two male victims, an American known as Les Zsort Wrosmarty, 60, and Siow Moon Yoew, 56, a local.

It is understood that the two victims are now in critical condition and being treated at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur. - Bernama 
 

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