RMAF to set up technical panel to review Hawk crash, says Deputy Defence Minister

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  • Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Hawk 108 jet fighter crash landing at at the runway of the Butterworth airbase at about 10.07pm on Tuesday night (Nov 16). - LIM BENG TATT/The Star ( Nov 17, 2021 ) — LIM BENG TATT /The Star

PETALING JAYA: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will set up a technical panel to review the Hawk 108 crash at Butterworth on Tuesday (Nov 16) night, says Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz.

This comes after RMAF deputy chief Lt Gen Datuk Mohd Asghar Khan Goriman Khan said that a comprehensive investigation will be conducted into the crash that killed a pilot and injured another.

"We will conduct a detailed investigation but other than that, I am unable to comment," Bernama reported Lt Gen Mohd Ashgar telling reporters at the Seberang Jaya Hospital (HSJ) compound here on Wednesday (Nov 17) morning.

In the 10 pm incident on Tuesday (Nov 16) one pilot was killed and another was injured when their Hawk jet crashed during a night training exercise.

The RMAF has since identified the two pilots as Major Mohd Fareez Omar and Capt Mohamad Affendi Bustamy.

It said Mohamad Affendi was killed in the crash whereas Mohd Fareez sustained injuries but was in a stable condition and is being treated in HSJ.

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