Light aircraft crashes near Tanjung Malim, two injured

IPOH: A flight instructor and a trainee sustained injuries when the light aircraft they were in crashed near Sungkai on Saturday (May 4).

A spokesperson for the Perak Fire and Rescue Department said the Cessna 172 crashed near the MAIP plantation.

He said they received a distress call at 9.46am, and arrived at the crash site at 11.10am. The instructor injured his left thigh, while the trainee sustained injuries to her face.

“The victims are being brought out to the main road via a four-wheel drive vehicle to be taken to the nearest hospital,” he said.

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Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri confirmed the incident, when contacted by Bernama.

"Yes, it was a training aircraft, and the passengers survived,” he said.

He said there were two passengers, a man and a woman, onboard the aircraft when the incident.

Both victims were sent to the Slim River Hospital, he added.

A video of the incident has been circulating via WhatsApp.

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