Light aircraft crashes in oil palm plantation in Perak, 2 injured

Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM). Photo credit: CAAM/Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

PERAK, May 4: A light aircraft carrying two passengers crashed in an oil palm plantation in Sungkai, Perak.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), in a statement today, confirmed the incident of the light aircraft, which is operated by Layang Layang Flying Academy.


According to the statement, the aircraft departed Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh at 7.54am. Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) received its last transmission over Slim River at 9.35am.

“Action was taken by the air traffic controller on duty when the aircraft failed to report its position over Bidor.

“The Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (KLARCC) at the KLATCC was activated at 10.15am upon receiving information on the crash to enable rescue operations to be coordinated. Both occupants on board were rescued,” it said.

CAAM added that Further investigation will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) under the Ministry of Transport in accordance with Part XXVI of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016. — DayakDaily