Seven give statements on helicopter collision

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have recorded the statements of seven witnesses and have identified 20 others to assist them in the investigation into a helicopter crash at Taman Melawati on Sunday.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak also appealed to anyone who has information or had witnessed the crash to help with police investigations.

Those with information can visit the Ampang Jaya police headquarters or call the hotline 03-4289 7343 or 03-4289 7344.

“We also urge the public not to spread videos or photos of the crash on social media.

“Any speculation or unwarranted comments can jeopardise the investigation, ” he said in a statement.

The post-mortem on the two victims – Mohamed Sabri Baharon and Mohd Irfan Fikri Mohamed Rawi – concluded yesterday.

“The post-mortem for Sabri and Irfan concluded at 11am and 1pm respectively.

“We will get the post-mortem reports once the lab reports are done, ” he said.

On Sunday, the two men were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed after a mid-air collision with another helicopter near Taman Melawati.

The other helicopter managed to land on a school field nearby.

The second helicopter carried former Malaysia Airlines Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, 66, and Tan Chai Eian, 51.

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