SUBANG: The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has reported that a civil helicopter type AS365 has crashed en route from Senai to Subang.
The aircraft was known to be carrying 6 passengers and reportedly crashed in the Kajang area at 4:55pm today.
The DCA is still gathering information about the crash. Investigation is still ongoing.
Solitaire Air Services - Subang is listed as the operator of the crashed aircraft.
The fire department has located 3 burnt bodies. It was reported earlier that there are 6 people on board and at present, they are still looking for the remaining bodies.
Meanwhile, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, has posted an update on the accident via his Twitter account.
Photo: Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai's twitter
Bernama has confirmed that the Malaysia Civil Defence Department has found 3 bodies at the scene of the crash in Sungai Lalang, Semenyih.
According to sources, several VIPs were reportedly onboard. The list of persons onboard, so far unconfirmed, include former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Tan Sri Jamaludin Jarjis, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Datuk Azlin Alias, together with Datuk Tan, a business man from Kedah. There were also reportedly two pilots onboard.