Crashed MMEA helicopter recovered

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency helicopter that made an emergency water landing near Pulau Angsa yesterday was recovered with the assistance of the aircraft maintenance company this afternoon.

“It was brought to the Port Klang jetty before being taken to the Subang Maritime Air Station at 3.30am for further action.

“The helicopter is one of three AW139s placed under the Phoenix Squadron of our Air Division. We received it from the government in 2010,” said MMEA director general Admiral Datuk Hamid Mohd Amin in a statement today.

He revealed that the copter had recorded 5,000 flight houts and was involved in numerous search and rescue operations.

This aircraft was involved in the rescue of five fishermen, who were stranded during bad weather at Pulau Batu Berantai, north-west of Pantai Remis, Jeram in 2022.

“It was also used by our Special Task and Rescue Team in helping the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency detain an Iran-registered tanker carrying out illegal oil transfers in Indonesian waters last year,” he said.

The four crewmen in the helicopter are in stable condition after undergoing health checks.