MMEA to conduct internal probe on chopper incident


PETALING JAYA: The investigation of the emergency water landing made by a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) helicopter off Kuala Selangor will be handled in-house.

Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) chief executive officer Capt Datuk Norazman Mahmud said the MMEA would investigate the incident.

"CAAM confirms that a helicopter model AW139, registration number M72-01, operated by the MMEA, landed in the water near Pulau Angsa in Selangor on Tuesday (March 5).

"The aircraft departed from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang at 9.10am for a training mission," he said in a statement.

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He added that the last contact between the helicopter and air traffic control was at 9.20am.

"There was no distress call received.

"The Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre at Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre was immediately activated to determine the location of the helicopter," he said.

He added that all four survivors were saved by a rescue helicopter and landed at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at 10.58am.

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