No mayday call from plane, says CAAM

PUTRAJAYA: No mayday call was made by the aircraft which crashed in Selangor, says the chief executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

“CAAM confirms that a Beechcraft Model 390 (Premier 1) registration number N28JV had crashed near Elmina, Shah Alam, Selangor on Thursday, 17th August 2023,” Datuk Captain Norazman Mahmud said in a statement yesterday.

“The aircraft operated by Jet Valet Sdn Bhd departed from Langkawi International Airport at 2.08pm to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.

“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 added.

Captain Norazman said the Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre was activated to organise the search and rescue mission.

A 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.

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