IPOH: A search and rescue operation has been launched for a helicopter that is believed to have crashed in the southern region of Perak.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the helicopter, owned by a private company, lost contact with the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre on Sunday (Sept 11) at 12.16pm.
Dr Wee said the latest information that he received was that the helicopter had "grounded" somewhere between Bidor and Langkap.
"The helicopter took off from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang at 11.37am for a general flight.
"One pilot is reportedly on board the aircraft which was scheduled to land in Sultan Azlan Shah Airport here at 12.37pm," he told a press conference during a visit to the Ipoh Railway Station here.
"The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia and the Bidor police have initiated a search and rescue operation," he added.