Gov’t dismisses medical conditions as factor in Elmina crash

THE causes behind the Beechcraft Premier 1 plane crash at Bandar Elmina continue to shroud in uncertainty, as the Transport Ministry has stated that the definitive answers will only be unveiled in the final comprehensive report.

In a preliminary report released today and available on the ministry’s website, it was highlighted that medical factors have been ruled out as potential contributors to the tragedy.

Both pilots were confirmed to be well-rested before the ill-fated flight, their medical history and physical examinations showed no signs of conditions that could have posed significant risks.

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook had previously mentioned that a crucial piece of evidence in unraveling the reasons behind the crash lies in the analysis of the cockpit voice recording. However, a complete report is not anticipated for at least another year.

The ministry further disclosed that the initial transcription of the cockpit voice recorder’s audio files has been completed, and an ongoing analysis is in progress. These transcripts if deemed necessary, will be included in the final report.

The tragic incident, which unfolded near the Guthrie Corridor Expressway in Bandar Elmina resulted in the loss of 10 lives including Pahang executive councillor and Pelangai assemblyman Datuk Seri Johari Harun, along with two road users.

The business jet was en route from Langkawi to Subang airport and had received clearance to land at 2.48pm but tragically crashed merely two minutes later.

As investigations continue, the aviation community and the public await the conclusive findings that will shed light on the circumstances surrounding this devastating crash. – Sept 15, 2023

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