Kapar crash: Two people on board aircraft, confirms CAAM


PETALING JAYA: Two people were aboard the light aircraft that crashed near Kapar in Klang earlier Tuesday (Feb 13), says the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

CAAM chief executive officer Datuk Capt Norazman Mahmud said the duo's condition was currently unknown.

“Investigations will be carried out by the Transport Ministry's Air Accident Investigation Bureau,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 13).

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Norazman said the last contact between the plane and air traffic control officers was at 1:35pm, and no distress calls were received.

“The Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (KLARCC) of the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) was immediately activated to identify the exact location of the plane,” he said.

He said the plane was a BK 160 Gabriel model and managed by the Air Adventure Flying Club.

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It had taken off from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, at 1.28pm for a recreational flight.

Earlier Tuesday, the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department confirmed that a light aircraft crashed at Kg Tok Muda in Kapar, Klang.

Its assistant director, Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar, said a distress call on the incident was received at 1.56pm on Tuesday.

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Fire and Rescue teams from the Kapar Fire and Rescue station were dispatched to the location.

Search and rescue efforts are underway with the road to the crash site cordoned off by the authorities.

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