Plane Crashes on Malaysia Highway, Killing 10 People

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staff reporter” caption=”At the site of the plane crash in Malaysia’s Selangor state on August 17, 2023.

A charter plane crashed on a highway in Malaysia on Thursday (August 17), killing 10 people, including two motorists and an official, authorities said.

The motorists – one in a car, and another on a motorcycle – were passing through the highway when the plane crashed, said Shah Alam District Police Chief Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim told media. Pahang’s state executive council member, Johari Harun, was among those killed in the ill-fated flight.


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The private plane was carrying Harun and five other passengers and two crew members. It was travelling from the resort island of Langkawi to Subang airport in Selangor when it crashed at Elmina, Shah Alam in Malaysia’s Selangor state at around 2:10pm. Security forces have cordoned off the area.

Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan told reporters that the aircraft lost contact with air traffic control tower and that “there was no emergency call, the aircraft had been given clearance to land.”

Dashcam footage taken from a passing car caught the aircraft plummeting to the ground and exploding into a ball of fire upon impact.

Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority said it has launched an investigation into the cause of the crash. The flight was operated by Malaysian private jet services company Jet Valet. ICA/Expat Media

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