UPDATE: Ex-MAS CEO survives chopper crash

TWO people were killed while another two were seriously injured when two helicopters crashed into one other near Taman Melawati, Selangor in the afternoon.

Malaysiakini reported the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department saying that those killed were men, while the others include a man and a lady.

The remains of the victims had been taken to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital by the authorities.

According to Astro Awani’s live report, one of the survivor is former Malaysia Airlines chief executive officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

Based on initial reports, both aircraft had departed from the Subang Airport at 11.11am, and flew towards Genting Sempah in Bentong, Pahang before turning back towards Gombak at 11.28am.

One of the helicopters disappeared from radar for six minutes and reappeared just south of Batu Dam as it was making a turn southeast, and flew in a straight line from then, until it disappeared from radar again at 11:44am just short of Taman Melawati.

Based on information available online, the two helicopters are registered with a private company called Cabri Blu Sdn Bhd.

Ahmad Jauhari was also a former managing director for Premium Renewable Energy (M) Sdn Bhd.

The electric and electronics degree holder from University of Nottingham, UK, started his career with Esso Malaysia Berhad before joining the New Straits Times (M) Berhad.

He also had illustrious career with other companies like Time Engineering Bhd and Malakoff Bhd before heading MAS.- Nov 8, 2020

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