Light aircraft skids off runway at Langkawi airport, pilots unhurt


PETALING JAYA: A light aircraft on a training flight skidded off the runway at the Langkawi International Airport but its two pilots were not injured.

Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) chief executive officer Datuk Captain Chester Voo confirmed the incident.

“The Diamond DA-42D 9M-HMY operated by HM Aerospace Sdn Bhd landed and skidded off the runway upon touchdown at 11.01am on Monday (Aug 8).

“The aircraft was removed at 12.05pm and a full runway inspection has been carried out to ensure safe operations of the airport.

“The runway was reopened at 12.20pm,” he said in a statement.

Voo added that a safety investigation will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Transport Ministry in accordance with Part XXVI of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.

“As part of CAAM's active safety promotion and awareness, all accountable managers and chief executive officers of flight training organisations will be called in for a safety briefing.

“All aspects of flight safety in the flight training organisation's ecosystem will be reviewed.

“This is to enhance safety standards for all in the industry,” he added.

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