Elmina Plane Crash: 10 Dead, Including Pahang State Assemblyman

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Police and rescue personnel pictured at the plane crash site in Elmina, Shah Alam. - Firdaus Latif/Malay Mail pic
Police and rescue personnel pictured at the plane crash site in Elmina, Shah Alam. - Firdaus Latif/Malaymail pic

Eight from the plane, a car driver and a motorcyclist were killed in the 3 pm incident near Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM — A state assemblyman from Pahang as well as the chief executive officer of an aviation company were believed to be among the 10 killed in an aircraft crash in Elmina this afternoon.

According to NST Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, speaking at a press conference at the scene, said eight people were onboard the aircraft, while the remaining two were the driver of a car and a motorcyclist,

Both vehicles were hit by the aircraft in the crash.

“We believe that all those involved in the incident are dead. There were eight on board and two on the ground… at minimum (10 of them).

“The Fire and Rescue Department managed to put out the fire in 10 minutes.

“Forensic personnel are in the process of collecting the remains and will bring them to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang for a post-mortem examination and identification process,” NST quoted him as saying.

“The Fire and Rescue Department managed to put out the fire in 10 minutes.

“Forensic personnel are in the process of collecting the remains and will bring them to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang for a post-mortem examination and identification process,” he said.

According to FMT Pahang executive councillor Johari Harun was among the eight people on board the plane that crashed today.

Johari, the state local government, environment and green technology executive councillor, was also the Pelangai assemblyman and Bentong Umno chief.

His death was confirmed by Pahang state assembly speaker Sharkar Shamsudin in a Facebook post.

“Johari was in the plane that crashed at Elmina, Shah Alam. May God bless his soul. Al-Fatihah,” said Sharkar.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) in a statement said the Subang air traffic control tower observed smoke coming from the crash site at 2.51 pm but the plane had not made a Mayday call.

The aircraft, a Beechcraft Premiere twin-jet with the tail number N28jV, operated by Jetvalet Sdn Bhd was enroute from Langkawi to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Subang.

CAAM said the safety investigation will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Transport Malaysia in accordance with Part XXVI of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.

Images and videos of the alleged crash near a residential area have gone viral on social media. – Agencies