Two dead in Malaysia helicopter crash

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Two men were killed in an accident involving two helicopters which were believed to have collided in mid-air before one of rotorcraft crashed in Taman Melawati, Ampang in Malaysia yesterday.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Director Norazam Khamis said the dead victims were identified as Mohamed Sabri Baharom, 56, whose address was in Wangsa Melawati, and Mohd Irfan Fikri Mohamed Rawi, 41, of Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan.

The other two victims of the incident were a man and a woman, aged 66 and 51.

Norazam said the crash involved two helicopters, one blue and one red, and the dead victims were from the blue chopper.

“Both helicopters were believed to have collided in mid-air. The blue helicopter crashed while another one managed to make an emergency landing,” he said.

Muhammad Farouk said the blue helicopter was flown by Mohamed Sabri Baharom, who was killed in the incident, while the other one was flown by Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, 66.

Both helicopters were owned by My Heli Club, he added.

He said Ahmad Jauhari and his passenger Tan Chai Eian, 51, only sustained minor injuries.

Ahmad Jauhari is the former CEO of the Malaysia Airlines System Berhad, which is now known as Malaysia Airlines Berhad.

Emergency workers at the scene of the helicopter crash in Taman Melawati, Ampang, Malaysia. PHOTO: BERNAMA