Police copter used to airlift body out of jungle

Grim task: Nora Anne’s body being airlifted from the jungle. — Photo courtesy of Royal Malaysia Police

PETALING JAYA: Nora Anne Quoirin’s body, which was discovered some 2.5km from the Dusun nature resort, was airlifted using the police Air Wing Unit’s Agusta AW139 helicopter.

Supt Thiyagarajan Mariappan, who was the captain of the aircraft, said the body was transported from the jungle on Tuesday by VAT 69 commandos along with other search and rescue personnel.

“With the assistance of three of the aircraft crew, we began the operation to transport the body from the location where it was found.

“The winching technique, which uses the bucket stretcher equipment at a height of 45m, had to be used as there was no suitable place to land the aircraft, ” he said in a statement posted on the police’s Facebook page.

The body arrived at the field of a school in Seremban at 6.55pm on Tuesday and was then transported to Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital for a post-mortem, he added.

The other aircraft crew involved were assistant captain Asst Supt Vithayatharan Nair Muthapan, Sub Inspector Mohd Yani Abd Malek and Sgt Luke Rengga.


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