Light aircraft makes emergency landing on North-South Expressway near Kulai (Updated)


KULAI: Two Singaporeans flying a light aircraft made an emergency landing at KM47 of the North-South Expressway near here on Sunday (Nov 22) morning.

Renggam Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Asyraf Nur Mohd Yusof said the incident took place at around 11.13am on the emergency lane heading towards Kulai.

“The aircraft is believed to have experienced engine failure leading to the emergency landing. The pilot and co-pilot were unhurt in the incident, ” he said.

He added that his team was on standby at the location for any further assistance and said that the pilots and aircraft were also awaiting necessary action from the Senai International Airport at Johor Baru.

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) said that its air traffic control tower in Johor received a call at 10.40am from the pilot requesting to return and land at Senai International Airport due to technical problems.

"The private aircraft operated by Premier Air Singapore was en route from Senai to Melaka," said CAAM chief executive officer Capt Chester Voo.

"The investigation (into the incident) will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Transport Ministry," he added.

PLUS Malaysia Bhd confirmed that the plane made an emergency landing on its highway close to Sedenak.

Plus said that its Traffic Control Centre received information about a missing plane from the Senai Air Traffic Control Centre at 10.55am, requesting them to monitor their highways and to give assistance if necessary.

Plus added that it had received a call from a highway user about the plane, which had landed at KM48.7 of the highway southbound.

It dispatched a PLUSRonda vehicle to assist the pilot of the plane and worked with the CAAM and the police to control traffic.

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