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16 September 2010 - Fire Dept helicopter crashes, three on board injured

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung has ordered an immediate investigation.

TEMERLOH: Three Fire and Rescue Department personnel were injured after a helicopter they were in crash landed in a rubber estate at Bukit Lada, Felcra Kuala Kaung, in Lanchang here.

The aircraft was flying too low and hit trees as it was trying to land under a heavy blanket of fog Thursday morning.

Temerloh OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Fadzilah Mohamed said the injured were identified as Captain Roslan Aziz, Asrul Mohd Nordin and Khairil Azuan Jamalludin.

A Fire and Rescue Department helicopter that crashed in an oil palm plantation in Kampung Kuala Kaung, near Lanchang.

"Captain Roslan has serious neck injuries while Asrul and Khairil Azuan suffered minor injuries.

"They were sent to the Sultan Ahmad Shah Hospital," he said. He added that Captain Roslan underwent an operation and was in stable condition.

ACP Ahmad Fadzilah said the three had left the Subang airbase in Selangor about 10am and were monitoring traffic flow on the East Coast Expressway.

"There was a heavy blanket of fog at the time and the helicopter was descending. It hit some rubber trees, causing the pilot to lose control, before landing on its side," he added.

Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung has ordered an immediate investigation on the incident.

A Fire and Rescue Department helicopter crashed in an oil palm plantation in Kampung Kuala Kaung, near Lanchang.

He said the Department of Aviation had been notified to conduct the investigation.

Article By ROSLINA MOHAMAD and FOONG PEK YEE - The Star Online

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