A personal jet crashed onto a freeway close to an airport on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital on Thursday, killing not less than 10 individuals, the authorities mentioned.
Video footage confirmed a airplane showing all of the sudden above the freeway and crashing moments later, making a fireball and a cloud of thick, black smoke outdoors 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 automobile, Razarudin Husain, the inspector common of Malaysian police, informed reporters.
Six of these on the airplane have been passengers and the opposite two have been crew members, Norazman Bin Mahmud, the chief government of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority, said in a statement. The crew didn’t make a mayday name, he mentioned.
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 mentioned. 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 mentioned 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 airplane, Pahang’s state meeting speaker, Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin, said on his official Fb web page.
Liani MK contributed reporting.
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