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Small RMAF plane crashes in Kuala Selangor, 8 rescued

KUALA LUMPUR — Eight people were rescued after a small Royal Malaysian Air Force transport plane, with the call sign Sintar Sakti 02, crash-landed and caught fire near a beach in Kuala Selangor Friday morning (Feb 26).

Small RMAF plane crashes in Kuala Selangor, 8 rescued

Thick black smoke could be seen from the crash site on Feb 26, 2016. Photo: The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR — Eight people were rescued after a small Royal Malaysian Air Force transport plane, with the call sign Sintar Sakti 02, crash-landed and caught fire near a beach in Kuala Selangor Friday morning (Feb 26).

Police and Fire and Rescue Department officials had received calls from the public about 8.40am claiming that they had seen a small plane crashing in the area.

No casualties were reported and all eight crew members were rescued with the help of local fishermen. 

Selangor Fire and Rescue operations assistant director Mohd Sani Harul said in a statement Friday that the department received a report on the incident from members of the public who witnessed the incident.

"The victims managed to save themselves with the assistance of local fishermen," Bernama quoted him as saying, adding that the incident was being investigated.

Thick black smoke could be seen 200m away.

The reported crash site is said to be in the surrounding area of the Stadium Melawati, in Batu 2.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is setting up an investigation team to probe into the crash of the CN235 aircraft. THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

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