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Watch Video: The moment when Malaysian Navy helicopters collide mid-air and killed all 10 on board

All 10 were crew members aboard the aircraft involved in the accident, which occurred at the Lumut naval base in the western state of Perak at 9.32 a.m. Tuesday morning (0132 GMT), the navy said.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Kuala Lumpur Updated on: April 23, 2024 11:00 IST
Malaysian navy's helicopter collided during rehearsal
Image Source : X Malaysian navy's helicopter collided during rehearsal

In a tragic incident, two Malaysian military helicopters collided and crashed during a training session on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board, the navy confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the statement released by the Malaysian navy, the helicopters were rehearsing at a naval base in northern Perak state for the navy’s 90th anniversary celebration next month when the accident occurred.

VIDEO: The moment when Malaysian Navy helicopters collide

“All victims were confirmed dead on site,” it said, adding that the remains have been sent to the hospital to be identified.

Seven crew members were aboard the AW139 maritime operation helicopter, the navy said. That aircraft is produced by AgustaWestland, which is a subsidiary of the Italian defence contractor Leonardo. Three other crew members were on a Fennec lightweight helicopter, manufactured by European multinational defense conglomerate Airbus.

Local media reported that the AW139 crashed at a sports complex at the naval base, while the Fennec hit a nearby swimming pool.

The navy said it would launch an investigation to determine what caused the accident.

(With inputs from agency)

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