Kapar light aircraft crash: Everything you need to know

Questions surround light aircraft crash

14 Feb 2024 02:28pm
Rescue personnel at the scene of the crash February 13, 2024. - Photo by Bernama
Rescue personnel at the scene of the crash February 13, 2024. - Photo by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR - A light aircraft crashed in an oil palm plantation area near Sekolah Kebangsaan Tok Muda, Kapar, on Tuesday, claiming the lives of two individuals.

The aircraft took off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, for recreational flying purposes.

Here is the chronology and facts of the incident.

[13 FEBRUARY 2024]

1.28 PM

Departure from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang for recreational flying.

There were two passengers including a pilot on board the aircraft.

1.35 PM

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Last contact of the aircraft with air traffic control officers.

No distress call was received.

The Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (KLARCC) at Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) was immediately activated to identify the aircraft's location.

5.00 PM

Search efforts for the victims involved 800 metres from the crash site.

Selangor Police Chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan confirmed that the aircraft was conducting recreational flight training during the incident, while the deceased pilot was identified as Daniel Yee Hsiang Khoon, 30, and his assistant, Roshaan Singh Raina, 42.

Both victims were found in the cockpit of the aircraft, which was buried approximately two metres underground.

The victims were taken to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital for post-mortem examination.

Aircraft specifications:

Manufactured by an Italian aircraft company, Blackshape, which is the only aircraft designed specifically for training purposes for the past 50 years.

This two-seater aircraft received certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2019.

The maximum speed of this aircraft is 296 kilometres per hour (km/h). - AWANI