CAAM confirms aircraft crash in Sungkai, Perak

PETALING JAYA: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) said a Cessna 172N Skyhawk aircraft with two persons had crashed near Felda Gunung Besut, Sungkai, Perak on Saturday.

It said the aircraft with registration number 9M-ADA, operated by Layang-Layang Flying Academy, departed from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Ipoh at 7.54am.

"The Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) received its last transmission over Slim River at 9.35am," said CAAM in a statement on Saturday (May 4).

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"Overdue action was taken by the duty controller when the aircraft failed to make a position report over Bidor.

It said the Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center at the KLATCC was activated at 10.15am, and upon receiving information on the crash for the coordination of rescue operations, both persons in the aircraft were rescued.

"Further investigations will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Transport Ministry in accordance with Part XXVI of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016," added CAAM.

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