A disheartening scene unfolded in Elmina, Shah Alam this afternoon.
Ten individuals have tragically lost their lives following a light aircraft’s crash on the Guthrie Highway, as confirmed by police officials, according to FMT.
Those who perished encompass eight passengers from the aircraft, along with a car driver and a motorcyclist struck by the plummeting plane.
According to official statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has verified the tragic crash of a Beechcraft Model 390 (Premier 1) with the registration number N28JV.
This incident transpired close to Elmina, Shah Alam, Selangor, on Thursday, 17th August 2023.
The aircraft, under the operations of Jetvalet Sdn. Bhd., lifted off from Langkawi International Airport at 2:08 p.m., charting its course to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
Initial communication between the plane and Subang Air Traffic Control Tower was established at 2:47 p.m. Shortly after, at 2:48 p.m., the aircraft was granted landing clearance.
However, just minutes later at 2:51 p.m., ominous smoke was spotted by the Subang Air Traffic Control Tower.
The origin? The very site where the aircraft met its fateful end. Notably, no distress call or mayday signal was relayed by the plane’s crew.
In the wake of the incident, the Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (KL ARCC) sprung into action, spearheading the search and rescue operations.