Two people are killed as helicopters from the same pilot school crash in mid-air in Kuala Lumpur – as two survivors include former Malaysia Airlines CEO
- Four people were on board the two helicopters which collided in Kuala Lumpur
- One managed to perform an emergency landing while the other fell to ground
- Two people have died and former Malaysian Airlines CEO is among survivors
A pair of helicopters from the same pilot school have collided in Malaysia during a training flight, killing two people.
Three men and one woman were on board during the crash, but authorities have not confirmed the identities of those killed.
Amateur video showed one helicopter falling into a wooded part of Kuala Lumpur as onlookers screamed.
A pair of helicopters from the same pilot school have collided in Malaysia during a training flight, killing two people
The other managed to make an emergency landing in a nearby school field.
One of the survivors was named as former Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.
The transport ministry said both helicopters had taken off Subang Airport for a regular training session.
‘Tragically… two crew members had perished in the crash,’ Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said in a statement.
Footage shared online shows one helicopter falling to the ground, while the other managed to perform an emergency landing
The Air Accident Investigation Bureau is investigating the crash.
The helicopter’s wreckage is being dismantled and will then be transported to an investigation facility.
Helicopter flying as a hobby is gaining popularity among affluent Malaysians.