A non-public jet crashed onto a freeway close to an airport on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital on Thursday, killing at the very least 10 individuals, the authorities stated.
Video footage confirmed a aircraft showing immediately above the freeway and crashing moments later, making a fireball and a cloud of thick, black smoke exterior Kuala Lumpur, the nation’s capital and largest metropolis.
The victims included all eight individuals on board, an individual on a motorbike and one other in a automotive, Razarudin Husain, the inspector normal of Malaysian police, informed reporters.
Six of these on the aircraft have been passengers and the opposite two have been crew members, Norazman Bin Mahmud, the chief government of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority, stated in a press release. The crew didn’t make a mayday name, he stated.
The jet had taken off from an airport in Langkawi, an island off Malaysia’s western coast, close to the border with Thailand, the assertion stated. Minutes earlier than it crashed within the metropolis of Shah Alam on Thursday afternoon, it had obtained touchdown clearance from the close by Subang Airport.
The reason for the accident was not instantly clear. The Civil Aviation Authority stated that an investigation was deliberate. Representatives for the company couldn’t be reached for touch upon Friday morning.
A state assemblyman from the state of Pahang, Johari Harun, was among the many passengers on the aircraft, Pahang’s state meeting speaker, Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin, stated on his official Fb web page.
Liani MK contributed reporting.