MAHB staff critically injured after accident with aircraft at Subang airport

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): An airport employee who was driving an airport engineering vehicle was critically injured during an accident early this morning on the runway of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang with a private aircraft.

"The employee is currently undergoing surgery and we are ensuring that he receives the best medical care, as we pray for his recovery," Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, MAHB said an investigation team has been formed and it is working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia to find out the cause of the 3.20am accident.

The incident, it said, was first reported to its Airport Fire and Rescue Service team, which arrived at the scene a minute later for the rescue.

"The passengers and cabin crew of the aircraft were safe and unharmed during the incident," it said.

But some arrival flights were affected as they were held back at the airport of origin during the process of clearing the runway of debris that resulted from the accident. "Flight operations resumed to normal from 9am onwards," it said.

At 2.55pm, MAHB shares were trading one sen or 0.13% lower at RM7.75, giving the group a market capitalisation of RM12.86 billion.