Pilots escape unharmed after close call

Early this morning, a small aircraft took off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS) but was forced to make an emergency landing just two minutes later.

Fortunately, both pilots emerged unscathed from the incident.

“The aircraft took off at 8:26 am this morning, and shortly after, the Subang air traffic control tower received an emergency call from the aircraft. It subsequently made an emergency landing at 8:28 am,” Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), its CEO, Datuk Captain Norazman Mahmud said, reported Bernama.

He revealed that the two pilots were onboard the small aircraft at the time of the incident, and thankfully, they both emerged unharmed.

Noor Azman highlighted that the runway at Subang Airport was temporarily closed at the time of the incident until the small aircraft landed and cleared the runway.

According to Noor Azman the Ministry of Transport’s Aviation Accident Investigation Bureau will use Article 26 of the 2016 Civil Aviation Regulations to thoroughly investigate the incident.

There was an aircraft accident earlier this week.

Tragedy struck on April 23 as two Malaysian Armed Forces helicopters collided mid-air in Lumut, Perak, resulting in the loss of 10 lives.

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