Chopper crashes at Subang Airport, all five on board safe

Chopper crashes at Subang Airport, all five on board safe
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 24): An Airbus H125 helicopter crashed at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS) in Subang this morning, injuring two of the five people on board.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said the department received the emergency call at 9.47am.

He said one victim suffered a broken leg and a head injury, while the other had injuries on the leg.

The other three victims escaped unhurt, he added.  

“The helicopter did not catch fire," he said when contacted.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the helicopter crashed on the airport compound.

He said all the victims were taken to the hospital for further treatment

"The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is investigating the cause of the incident," he said when contacted.

Meanwhile, in Putrajaya, the Ministry of Transport said in a statement that the safety investigation would be conducted by the AAIB in accordance with Part XXVI of Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.

It said the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) had confirmed that the Airbus helicopter AS350 B3 crashed at the airport at 9.25am.

The helicopter, operated by Leopad Aviation Sdn Bhd, had departed from Sungai Lembing, Pahang at 8.30am on a private flight for Subang via Maran, Temerloh, Karak and Batu Caves, with one pilot and four passengers on board.

According to the statement, two people were reportedly injured and receiving medical assistance, while three others were in stable condition.