Friday, February 26, 2016

RMAF team to look into military plane crash

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has set up an investigation board team to look into yesterday's incident of an RMAF CN235 aircraft's emergency landing at the Kuala Selangor beach. RMAF chief General Tan Sri Roslan Saad said the team would be led by a RMAF senior official and a pilot with the rank of colonel, who would be assisted by others, including a pilot, engineer and medical doctor. "It is still too early to determine the real cause of the incident and a detailed investigation must be carried out to determine the factors which led to it," he said in a statement last night. He said the investigation team would look into various aspects before determining the cause of the incident. Roslan said four of the eight crew involved in the incident had received outpatient treatment from the armed forces medical doctor and were allowed to go home. "Four more were warded at the Armed Forces Hospital for examination and observation," he said, adding that they were in stable condition. He said the Air Operations Command Headquarters would determine the steps needed to bring the aircraft out of the area as soon as possible. The Air Assistance Command Headquarters would be assigned to coordinate the technical assistance or expertise from agencies outside of RMAF to analyse and determine the cause of the incident, he said. He also conveyed his condolences to the family of Abu Hassan Abd Latib, the resident who drowned while crossing the irrigation canal to reach the location. "In appreciation and to help ease the burden of his family, RMAF has given financial aid to his family and for his burial this afternoon," he said. In the 8.50am incident yesterday, the aircraft carrying eight crew made an emergency landing at a coastal area near Batu 2, Kuala Selangor. All the crew were saved after being helped by local fishermen in the area. – Bernama, February 27, 2016.]]>

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