Copter tragedy: Full report to be released tomorrow, says Fahmi


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

PUTRAJAYA: The full report on the helicopter collision involving two Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) helicopters in Lumut, Perak, which resulted in the loss of 10 officers and personnel, will be released on Thursday (May 30), says Fahmi Fadzil.

The Communications Minister said that the Cabinet was briefed on the latest developments by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

“The Defence Minister informed today’s Cabinet meeting that the latest and full report of the Lumut helicopter crash will be published tomorrow.

“So wait for the announcement on the result of the full investigation into the Lumut helicopter crash case,” he said during his weekly press conference at the Communications Ministry here on Wednesday (May 29).

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On April 23, 10 personnel were killed when two naval helicopters crashed in Lumut while conducting a third rehearsal for a flypast in conjunction with the 90th Naval Day.

The two helicopters involved were a Eurocopter AS555SN Fennec and an Agusta-Westland AW-139.

The Fennec helicopter crashed into the swimming pool in the sports complex, while the Agusta crashed at the TLDM stadium in Lumut.

Preliminary investigations found that the naval helicopters were airworthy during the incident.

The Navy had said the preliminary report showed that all crewmen were in good health to handle the aircraft and were capable of doing so based on their qualifications.

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