Malaysia Helicopters Collapse Video: At Least 10 Killed After 2 Military Choppers Collide In Lumut

Malaysia Helicopters Collapse Video: At Least 10 Killed After 2 Military Choppers Collide In Lumut

According to initial unconfirmed reports from local news outlets, all those on board the two helicopters did not survive the crash.

Prathamesh KharadeUpdated: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 12:11 PM IST
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Malaysia Helicopters Collapse Video: At Least 10 Killed After 2 Military Choppers Collide In Lumut |

Malaysia: In a tragic incident reported from Malaysia, at least ten people were killed after two Malaysian Armed Forces helicopters collided mid-air on Tuesday. The unfortunate crash reportedly took place at the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) base in Lumut this morning.

Video Shows Tragic Collision

A video of the mid-air collision has surfaced on the internet showing a group of military helicopters performing manoeuvres over the air base when two of them collided leading to their crash. According to initial unconfirmed reports from local news outlets, all those on board the two helicopters did not survive the crash.

Both Helicopters Were Undergoing Training

According to local reports, it is suggested that the M503-3 Maritime Operations Helicopter (HOM) had seven crew on board, while the other, M502-6, had three members on board. Both the helicopters were reportedly undergoing formation training in conjunction with Navy Day scheduled to take place from May 3-5.

Royal Malaysian Navy Issues Statement

The Royal Malaysian Navy issued a statement about the incident on their official account on X. In its press release, the Navy confirmed the death of ten personnel in the crash. Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia, the naval arm of the Malaysian Armed Forces confirmed the crash involving two choppers this morning.

"TLDM confirmed that a TLDM Maritime Operation Helicopter (HOM-AW139) and a TLDM FENNEC helicopter crashed during the 90th TLDM Day Parade parade at Lumut Base at 9.32 this morning," said the release.

"This incident involved a total of 10 people, namely 7 HOM TLDM crew and 3 Fennec TLDM crew respectively. All the victims were confirmed to have died at the scene and were sent to the Lumut TLDM Base Army Hospital for the identification process," the release further stated giving information about the deceased ones.

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