KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has set up an Investigation Board Team to look into the incident of an RMAF CN235 aircraft emergency landing at the Kuala Selangor beach yesterday morning.
RMAF chief, General Tan Sri Roslan Saad said the team would be led by an RMAF’s senior official, a pilot with the rank of Colonel, who would be assisted by four others – a pilot, engineer and medical doctor.
“It is still too early to determine the real cause of the incident and a detailed investigation must be carried out to determine the factors which led to it,” he said in a statementh here last night.
He said the investigation team would look into various aspects before determining the cause of the incident.
Roslan said four of the eight crew involved in the incident received outpatient treatment from the Armed Forces medical doctor and were allowed to go home.
“Four more were warded at the Armed Forces Hospital for examination and observation,” he said, adding that they were in stable condition.
He said the Air Operations Command Headquarters would make its assessment to determine the steps needed to bring the aircraft out of the area as soon as possible.
At the same time, the Air Assistance Command Headquarters was assigned to coordinate the technical assistance or expertise from agencies outside of RMAF to analyse and determine the cause of the incident, he said.
He also conveyed his condolence to the family of Abu Hassan Abd Latib, the resident who died after he drowned while crossing the irrigation canal to get to the location.
“In appreciation and to help ease the burden of his family, RMAF has given financial aid to his family and for his burial this afternoon,” he said.
In the incident at 8.50 am, the aircraft carrying eight crew made an emergency landing at a coastal area near Batu 2, Kuala Selangor.
All the crew were saved after they were helped by local fishermen in the area.