Sungkai plane crash: Police hand over investigation to CAAM

IPOH: The police have handed over the investigation into a plane crash near Felda Gunung Besout, Sungkai to the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

Muallim district police chief Supt Mohd Hasni Mohd Nasir said the Transport Ministry's Air Crash Investigation Bureau was still carrying out an investigation at the crash site.

"Based on initial information so far, foggy weather is believed to be a factor.

"The wreckage is still at the site and the removal process will be managed by Layang Layang Flying Academy," he said when contacted by Bernama on Sunday (May 5).

On the condition of the two people in the aircraft, he said both victims have been transferred from Slim River Hospital to private hospitals.

Flight trainer Capt Shahrul Imran Surea, 26, has been admitted to a medical facility in Kuala Lumpur, where he will undergo surgery to his right thigh while trainee Ho Jia Lee, 20, has been admitted to a private hospital in Ipoh.

The Cessna 172N Skyhawk aircraft, with the registration 9M-ADA, managed by Layang Layang Flying Academy, took off with two on board from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Ipoh at 7.54 am before it crashed. – Bernama

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