Elmina plane crash: Six passengers, two crew were on board, says CAAM


PUTRAJAYA: A total of six passengers and two flight crew members were on board the light aircraft which crashed near the Elmina Township in Selangor, says the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

CAAM CEO Datuk Captain Norazman Mahmud said the conditions of those on board have yet to be confirmed as at press time.

“The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) confirms that a Beechcraft Model 390 (Premier 1) registration number N28JV had crashed near Elmina, Shah Alam, Selangor,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Aug 17).

"The aircraft operated by Jetvalet Sdn Bhd departed from Langkawi International Airport at 2.08pm to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (in Subang).

"The first contact made by the aircraft with Subang Air Traffic Control Tower was at 2.47pm and landing clearance was given at 2.48pm at 2.51pm, the Subang Air Traffic Control Tower observed smoke originating from the crash site but no mayday call was made by the aircraft,' he said in a statement.

He said the Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (KL ARCC) has been activated to coordinate the search and rescue mission.

Safety investigation will also be conducted by the Transport Ministry’s Air Accident Investigation Bureau in accordance with Part XXVI of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.

It was reported earlier that an aircraft had crashed near the Elmina Township, with several pictures and videos of the burning wreckage lying on the road doing the rounds on social media.


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