Monday 15 March 2010

More and More Training Aircraft Crash in Malaysia

Examples of HMA Diamond DA 40 TDI Training Aircraft
The one in the foreground, Reg. No. 9M-HMT, crashed on 21st August 2008 in Terengganu killing one trainee pilot and seriously injuring another.

15th March 2010 NSTP reports that:

Another Light plane crashes, this time off Langkawi Read the story,click HERE


LANGKAWI: A Halim Mazmin Aerospace trainee pilot and his French instructor survived after their Diamond 40 two-seater plane plunged into the sea near Pasir Hitam Beach off Langkawi at 9.40am today.

Read about the same incident, as reported by the Star, under headline "Plane crashes in sea off Langkawi" by clicking HERE & update HERE

This is the latest in a series of crashes of aircraft belonging to HM Aerospace Flying School.

In addition, there have been several crashes of modern sophisticated training aircraft from flying schools, in Malaysia, based in Ipoh, Selangor, Langkawi and Kota Bahru, the latest in Kelantan, under a week ago on 9th March 2010, was involving an Eagle 150B aircraft, read about that incident, as reported by the Malay Mail by clicking HERE

An example of an Eagle 150B training aircraft

Another crash of an Eagle 150B training aircraft is report below:

Type:Eagle 150B
Operator:Royal Selangor Flying Club
Registration: 9M-CLK

Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Lembah Beringin, Selangor
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ipoh
Destination airport:Subang

The ill fated RSFC Eagle 150B Training Aircraft

Narrative: A Royal Selangor Flying Club light aircraft crashed in a jungle near the Beringin Golf Club in Lembah Beringin near Rawang, killing its pilot.

Source HERE with links to news reports

“Is Aircraft Maintenance in Malaysia Sub-standard?”

click HERE , refers to a similar subject.

These three simple questions below need to be asked and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia needs to answer them in a transparent, professional and comprehensive manner.

Why are so many training aircraft crashing?

Is the maintenance of modern training aircraft in Malaysia sub-standard?


(if they are made public, I cannot locate them at the DCA website)

Cadit quaestio

- The question drops

De nihilo nihil

- Nothing comes from nothing

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