Two KT-1B aircraft of Indonesia’s Jupiter aerobatics team crashed when the two aircraft had clipped each other’s wings during display rehearsals for session for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima’15) 2015 exhibition at about 2 P.M. just now.
The pilots of the two planes were landed safely after ejecting from their aircraft before the aircraft crashed onto the ground.
They are now under observation at the Langkawi Hospital.
BERNAMA reported that the organiser said that the search and rescue (SAR) team headed by the RMAF was on hand within minutes of the incident and successfully located the pilots in Kendawang, approximately 11.3 km away from the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre.
BERNAMA also reported that, “One house and one parked car caught fire as result of the falling debris but Zulkeflee Abu Mutalib the owner was not at home at the time.”
One of the pilots is seen on a stretcher after being rescued by firemen following the crash in Langkawi. Photo by Fire and Rescue Services Department.
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A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday at Kazan, Russia killing all 50 passengers on board.
Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 6:25 pm (1425 GMT) and crashed just over an hour later, emergency officials said.
It is said that the plane was 23 years old.
Reuters reported that, flights to and from the airport were halted until midday on Monday.
The son of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Irek, was among those killed in the crash.
Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River in the southern city of Pakse, near the border with Thailand, just before 16:00 (ICT) on Wednesday.
Lao Airlines Flight QV301 crashed in the Mekong River, killing all 49 passengers and crews.
The state-run Lao Airlines said in a statement that the plane took off from the capital Vientiane and “ran into extreme bad weather conditions” as it prepared to land at Pakse Airport.
AP reported that 17 of the victims were from Lao, seven from France, five were from Australia five from Thailand, three from Korea, two from Vietnam and one person each from Canada, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States.
The airline said it had yet to determine reasons for the crash of the ATR-72 aircraft which was virtually new and had just been delivered in March.
The disaster killed all the 16 people on the plane.
According to the accident database of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which tracks incidents globally, four other accidents involving the same model of plane were reported, all in Latin America and taking place in 2000 and 2001.