Kapar plane crash: Both victims died due to multiple injuries

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The post-mortems on the two victims of the light aircraft crash in Kapar yesterday revealed that their deaths were due to multiple injuries sustained from the accident.

North Klang District Police Chief ACP S Vijaya Rao said the post-mortems on both crash victims, pilot Daniel Yee Hsiang Khoon, 31, and co-pilot Roshaan Singh Raina, 43, were completed at 12.15pm today.

“The results of the post-mortems, which began at 10 am today, found that the cause of death was multiple injuries due to the plane crash, and fingerprint examination confirmed the identities of the victims as Daniel Yee and Roshaan Singh.

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“The families of both victims have been contacted for the process of handing over the bodies, and the police are cooperating in the transportation of the bodies to the locations designated by the families,” he said at a media briefing at the Forensic Department of Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) here.

Meanwhile, Vijaya Rao said police had recorded statements from five witnesses regarding the incident that occurred at an oil palm plantation in Kapar.

“These five individuals witnessed the incident, and their statements have been recorded to assist in the investigation,” he said.

Regarding the aircraft’s black box, Vijaya Rao said that matter is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau.

The BK 160 Gabriel aircraft, operated by Air Adventure Flying Club, took off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang, at 1.28pm for a recreational flight before it crashed at 1.45pm.

Meanwhile, according to an eyewitness, one of the wings of the ill-fated light aircraft broke mid-air before crashing.

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An Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) official when met at the site said the piece of information was gathered on the ground, with the probe focusing on the engine aspect.

“We will check the wing, including on (possible) blow, apart from the engine.

“We will study all possible causes for the crash. We ask the public to surrender any pieces of the aircraft that they discovered to us,” said the official.

Remnants of the plane’s wheel and fuel tank were seen taken away from the nearby housing area and gathered at the site’s command centre.

In yesterday’s afternoon tragedy yesterday, Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at 1.56pm and firemen arrived at the scene in Kg Tok Muda Kapar around 2.20pm.

With wreckage strewn over a 50m circumference, rescuers had to work for hours to extricate the bodies of the two victims.

Their task to recover the bodies was made more difficult as almost half of the aircraft wreckage was buried 2m deep in the ground.

The bodies of the victims were recovered at about 8pm.

Yee was from Penang while Roshaan Singh was from Johor.

Both men’s identities were confirmed through fingerprints