Two people are killed as helicopters from the same pilot school crash in mid-air in Kuala Lumpur – as two survivors include former Malaysia Airlines CEO

  • Four people were on board the two helicopters which collided in Kuala Lumpur
  • One managed to perform an emergency landing while the other fell to ground
  • Two people have died and former Malaysian Airlines CEO is among survivors
The scene on the day a helicopter crashed in Melawati on November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
The scene on the day a helicopter crashed in Melawati on November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara MALAY MAIL
Helicopter Crash: Police confirms identities of two dead victims
The two victims who died were Mohd Irfan Mohamed Rawi and Mohd Sabri Baharom. Social Media pic

A pair of helicopters from the same pilot school have collided in Malaysia during a training flight, killing two people.

Three men and one woman were on board during the crash, but authorities have not confirmed the identities of those killed.

Amateur video showed one helicopter falling into a wooded part of Kuala Lumpur as onlookers screamed.

The other managed to make an emergency landing in a nearby school field.

One of the survivors was named as former Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

A helicopter crashed in Melawati on November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
A helicopter crashed in Melawati on November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara MALAY MAIL
The two passengers who survived were former Malaysia Airlines Berhad CEO Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (left) and Tan Chai Eian (right), seen after the helicopter crash in Melawati November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
The two passengers who survived were former Malaysia Airlines Berhad CEO Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (left) and Tan Chai Eian (right), seen after the helicopter crash in Melawati November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara MALAY MAIL

The transport ministry said both helicopters had taken off Subang Airport for a regular training session.

‘Tragically… two crew members had perished in the crash,’ Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said in a statement.

Forensic police are conducting an investigation which involved two victims during the helicopter crash in Melawati on November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Forensic police are conducting an investigation which involved two victims during the helicopter crash in Melawati on November 8, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara MALAY MAIL

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau is investigating the crash. 

The helicopter’s wreckage is being dismantled and will then be transported to an investigation facility.

Helicopter flying as a hobby is gaining popularity among affluent Malaysians.

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