PETALING JAYA: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has identified the private helicopter that landed in a field in Shah Alam to drop off a school student with investigations ongoing.
"CAAM has initiated an investigation on the operations of private helicopter G2CA-Cabri, registration number
N99UR, that was reported to have landed in Shah Alam, Selangor, on April 17, 2023.
"The investigation will be conducted in accordance with Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 and Civil Aviation Directives (CADs).
"CAAM would like to remind all operators that the full compliance to regulations and directives is mandatory to ensure public safety, failing which enforcement action will be taken against the person," CAAM CEO Capt Norazman Mahmud said in a statement Wednesday (June 14).
Previously, a CAAM spokesperson said that helicopters were allowed to land anywhere – as long as they obtained the landowner's permission.
On Tuesday (June 13), Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said that a report on the incident had been lodged by the district's Internal Security and Public Order Department.
A video of the incident had gone viral on social media, showing a student of a nearby school being dropped off by helicopter.