Kapar plane crash: A chronicle of events

KUALA LUMPUR: The crash involving light aircraft model BK 160 Gabriel in Kampung Tok Muda, Kapar, earlier today, claimed the lives of two individuals.

The aircraft, with registration number I-POOC, operated by Air Adventure Flying Club, took off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, for a recreational flight.

Here is the chronology of events of the ill-fated flight:

1:28pm: The aircraft took off from LTSAAS.

1:35pm: The aircraft was last reported in contact with air traffic control, but it is understood that no distress call was received.

1:56pm: The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department informed that they received a report of an aircraft fire involving the aircraft at 1:56 PM.

3:30pm: A witness and factory supervisor, Jinaidi Nasiran, said he was startled by a loud noise from a light aircraft losing control. He saw the aircraft lose control before crashing, followed by a loud bang. Upon arrival at the scene, the aircraft was already buried in the ground.

4:00pm: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) announced that further investigation would be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Transport according to Part XXVI of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.

5:25pm: Four individuals believed to be relatives of the victims of the light aircraft model BK 160 Gabriel crash were seen arriving at the scene.

5:30pm: Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Wan Omar, confirmed that both victims of the crash were undergoing recreational flight training. The victims were identified as Daniel Yee Hsiang Khoon, 30, and Roshaan Singh Raina, 42.Both victims were in the cockpit of the aircraft, which was buried approximately two meters deep in the oil palm plantation area in Kampung Tok Muda, Kapar.

It is understood that both victims were members of the recreational flying club, and Yee was believed to be training Roshaan.

7:55pm: The bodies of both victims were successfully retrieved from the wreckage of the light aircraft.

The victims' bodies were transported separately using Royal Malaysia Police trucks to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital for post-mortem and identification purposes.

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