RMAF board to probe Nuri crash
> ‘Thorough investigation to get to bottom of the matter’
KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will ascertain what went wrong in the case of the Nuri helicopter that crash landed on the roof of a school in Tawau, Sabah.
It has formed a board of inquiry and investigation to be headed by Lt-Kol Mohd Yusri Mohd Khossim.
“The board will perform a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of the matter,” said an RMAF spokesman.
The spokesman said the board will also include a helicopter pilot, an engineering officer and a doctor who will analyse the situation as well as conduct a detailed investigation on it from all aspects.
“In the meantime, the air assistance headquarters has been tasked with providing all technical assistance necessary and also assistance to external bodies involved in the investigation,” he said, adding efforts to clear the fuselage and components of the aircraft will be given top priority.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said it is high time for RMAF to expedite the process to improve and upgrade Nuri helicopters to avoid a repeat of the incident on Tuesday.
“I have reminded the top leadership in my ministry and the armed forces that there should be no compromise on the issue of safety and preparedness of our military assets,” he said in a statement yesterday.
RMAF personnel checking through the wreckage of the Nuri helicopter for clues.