Four injured in Cameron Highlands chopper crash
By:Alvin Tang
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KUCHING: The Eurocopter AS355 helicopter that was involved in an accident on a Flying Doctor service flight in Cameron Highlands is owned and operated by Layang Layang Aerospace Sdn Bhd.

Layang Layang Aerospace is a subsidiary of Hubline Bhd.

Four of the six people, including the pilot, were injured when the helicopter performed an emergency landing at Cameroon Highlands, Pahang on Oct 26.

Hubline said in a statement after the incident, the pilot and the other passengers were successfully evacuated and were receiving medical treatment as required.

“Our passengers are on the ground to provide necessary assistance to those affected including liaising with their family members.

“We want to express our gratitude to the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, air traffic control centre and all members of the search and rescue (SAR) and emergency services for their swift responses, professional and coordinated efforts in successfully carrying out the search and rescue mission.

“The safety our colleagues and passengers is our top priority. Our safety team is undertaking immediate actions to mitigate further incidents and accidents in accordance with the aviation safety management system,” added the company.

Hubline said the company is working closely with the air accident investigation bureau under the Transport Ministry to determine the root cause of the accident.

“Our flight operations department is currently mobilising other aircraft within our fleet to carry out the essential Flying Doctor services and does not foresee any major disruption to our ongoing operations,” it said.

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