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2 Helicopters Crash Into Each Other In Lumut, Leaves 10 Dead

It involved a Fennec M502-6 and a HOM M503-3.
A total of two Malaysian Armed Forces helicopters were seen on camera crashing into each other before descending to the ground in a horrific manner.

The Star reported that the mid-air collision took place at the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) stadium while the aircraft were flying over the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) base in Lumut, Perak this morning (Apr 23).

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2 helicopters crash into each other, 10 dead

In a clip shared widely on X (formerly Twitter), it showed the helicopters taking to the sky before one of them clipped the rotor of the other aircraft before the two crashed into the ground.

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It is understood that the two helicopters, a Fennec M502-6, and a HOM M503-3, were part of a formation training in conjunction with the Fleet Open Day scheduled to take place from May 3-5.

The HOM crashed on the stairs at the TLDM stadium while the Fennec helicopter crashed into the swimming pool in the sports complex.

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BuletinTV3 later reported that at least 10 people have died from the crash.


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