Trainee pi­lot due for fly­ing test killed in crash

The Star Malaysia - - NATION -

RAWANG: A Royal Se­lan­gor Fly­ing Club trainee died on his last solo flight be­fore he was due for his pi­lot’s li­cence test when his air­craft crashed into jun­gle in Lem­bah Beringin near here.

Mohd Ishan Sayyid Abu Tahir, 22, from Ta­man Melawar, Ampang, re­ported to the Subang air­port con­trol tower at about 4.20pm yes­ter­day that his Ea­gle twin-seater light plane was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems dur­ing the flight from Ipoh.

Po­lice re­ceived a call from the Depart­ment of Civil Avi­a­tion at 6.20pm alert­ing them of an air­craft that dis­ap­peared from the radar screen of the con­trol cen­tre.

Hulu Se­lan­gor OCPD Supt Norel Azmi Af­fandi Yahya said a search was con­ducted by about 100 po­lice, Fire and Res­cue Ser­vices Depart­ment per­son­nel with the help from the po­lice’s 4x4 team from Bukit Sen­tosa and a po­lice he­li­copter.

Mohd Ishan’s body was found at 8.35pm about 30m from the wreck­age and his right leg was miss­ing.

His body has been sent to the Kuala Kubu Baru Hospi­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to Norel, the crash site was lo­cated 3km from the Beringin Golf Course, which also owns the land where the plane crashed.

Norel said it was be­lieved that Mohd Ishan had at­tempted to make an emer­gency land­ing but crashed in­stead.

The trainee pi­lot was be­lieved to have died on the spot.

Plane down: Search op­er­a­tions per­son­nel in­spect­ing the site of the plane crash in the jun­gle in Lem­bah Beringin, Hulu Se­lan­gor, yes­ter­day.

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