Light aircraft crashes near town in Malaysia’s Selangor; search operation ongoing

Light aircraft crashes near town in Malaysia's Selangor; search operation ongoing

KUALA LUMPUR: A light aircraft has crashed near Kapar, a town in Selangor, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) said on Tuesday (Feb 13).

In a statement, CAAM chief executive officer Captain Norazman Mahmud said that two people including the pilot were on board the aircraft that crashed near the town in Selangor’s Klang district.

“Their conditions have yet to be confirmed,” he said.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Transport will investigate the incident, he added.

According to Captain Norazman, the aircraft, operated by Air Adventure Flying Club, departed from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, at 1.28pm (5.28am GMT) for a recreational flight. The aircraft was a Blackshape BK160 Gabriel with the registration code I-POOC.

“Last contact made by the aircraft with air traffic control was at 1.35pm, however, there was no distress call received,” Captain Norazman said.

The Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre at the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre was immediately activated to determine the location of the aircraft, he added.