3 Facts To Know About The Fatal Kapar Air Crash

The light aircraft was owned by a Singapore-based flight training company.

Cover image via Bernama

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On 13 February, a light aircraft, BK 160 Gabriel, crashed near Sekolah Kebangsaan Tok Muda in Kapar, Klang, after it took off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, for a recreational flight

Below are the key facts of the case you should know.

Image via AST

1. Two people were killed in the crash

The aircraft, with registration number I-POOC, was operated by Air Adventure Flying Club.

The pilot, Daniel Yee Hsiang Khoon, 30, and co-pilot, Roshaan Singh Raina, 42, were conducting a recreational flight. Daniel was a flying instructor affiliated with the club, while Roshaan was a member.

The victims, believed to be from Johor and Penang, were found at around 2pm inside the cockpit, which was buried more than two metres in the ground, reported the New Straits Times.

2. The light aircraft is owned by a Singapore-based company

A spokesperson for the Singapore-based flight training company, Aviation Safety Technology (AST), which owns the aircraft, said the flight was in preparation for the Singapore Airshow, reported The Straits Times.

The airshow is scheduled to take place from 20 to 25 February.

As per AST's website, the aircraft is part of the airshow's outdoor static display.

Below, a previously recorded video shows Daniel landing the aircraft at Subang Airport:

3. An explosion was heard before the aircraft crashed

According to the New Straits Times, residents in Kampung Tok Muda, Kapar, said they heard a powerful explosion, causing their houses to shake, before realising that an aircraft had crashed nearby.

Video footage posted by Bernama shows debris falling from the sky. Watch it below:

Data from the flight tracking website FlightRadar24 shows that the aircraft flew southwards and made a right turn towards the west. The aircraft then ascended to an altitude of 1,725ft and maintained an airspeed of around 130 knots (240km/h). Soon, it began losing altitude, with the last known flight data showing that it reached a vertical speed of negative 4,096ft per minute.

Image via FlightRadar24

Meanwhile, family members of the two victims have completed DNA sampling for the identification process at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital

Both victims' next-of-kin arrived at the hospital at around 8am today, 14 February, for a briefing prior to the post-mortem.

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