21 Desember 2016

RMAF Special Team To Probe Plane Crash In Butterworth

21 Desember 2016

Beech B200T Super King Air (photo : TK)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Chief of Defence Forces Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor wants a comprehensive investigation into the crash of a Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft in Penang today.

Contacted by Bernama, he said the RMAF would set up a special team to probe the crash of the Beechcraft B200T plane near the munitions terminal of the Butterworth airbase at 5.18pm.

"I am on my way to the crash site. I have yet to get all the details," he said.

Raja Mohamed Affandi expressed his sadness over the incident and hoped that the families of those involved would exercise patience.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, in a post on his Twitter account, said he had instructed the Chief of Air Force Gen Datuk Seri Affendi Buang to oversee the investigation into the crash.

"I have instructed the Chief of Air Force to personally monitor (the probe)," he tweeted.

According to the RMAF official portal, the ill-fated aircraft had been used for maritime surveillance by the 16 Squadron based at the Subang airbase.

The main task of the 16 Squadron is to provide early warning and immediately report the identification of vessels in territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The squadron also monitors and reports on the activities at oil rigs and fishing zones, monitors and patrols occupied and claimed reefs, and monitors and reports on the infiltration of illegal immigrants and also activities that contribute to marine pollution.

The 16 Squadron has greatly assisted government agencies to reduce crime and smuggling in the EEZ.

(Bernama)

15 komentar:

  1. Heh right after some Malaysians mock us because of the Hercules crash in Papua now their Beechcraft crashes as well. Karma I say.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. no comment on that but rip to both crash victims.

      Hapus
    2. karma?..hmm..no wonder Indonesian plane keep crashing...

      Hapus
    3. what? i only gave my opinion based on his / her point of view.

      Hapus
    4. Cool down bro's and stop the hatred. It does not bring any good. Learn from the past

      Hapus
  2. Hoping that their would still a survivor. Malaysian Government should take action on this since MH370 still on foot with no clear to all those family of those on bboard.

    BalasHapus
  3. Turut berduka cita..atas jatuhny pswt beechcraft...smoga arwah diterima di sisi tuhan..dan klrga yg ditinggalkan di berikan kesabaran...

    BalasHapus
  4. Balasan
    1. Jgn la buat semua kejadian malang jadi conspiracy. Patut berterima kasih kepada mereka yg berjasa kepada negara. Apa yg awak buat utk negara awak?

      Hapus
    2. wow..byknya enjin TNI-AU kn songlap..asyik terhempas ja...

      Hapus
    3. his comment is stupid. i meant how can the plane crash when flying if it has no engine. utterly stupid.

      Hapus
    4. shafiq gahani, Pesawat TNI AU tak pakai enjin, dia orang pakai ilmu nyi loro kidol..hehehe

      Hapus
  5. Indeed this is a sad news. Commenters should not jump into conclusions. Let the authorities finish their investigation first as to the real cause of the crash.

    BalasHapus
  6. comment describes each edu level... rip to the fallens...

    BalasHapus