14 Disember, 2010
[hang nadim] Police inspector dies in copter crash
Published: Tuesday December 14, 2010 MYT 4:51:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday December 14, 2010 MYT 6:43:45 PM
KAMPAR: A police inspector was killed when the helicopter he was piloting on a training flight crashed and burst into flames in a mining area in Malim Nawar, 45km from here, Tuesday.
Inspector Mohd Shukri Othman, 31, died on the spot in the accident which occurred around 3 pm, said Kampar police chief Supt Abdul Aziz Salleh.
He said Mohd Shukri, who was attached to the Bukit Aman police headquarters, was on a solo flight from the flight training centre in Ipoh in a Robinson 44 (R-44) helicopter.
The body of the inspector, who hailed from Kepala Batas, Penang, was sent to the Kampar Hospital, he said.
Mohd Shukri, who leaves behind a wife and a child, had started his helicopter pilot training in the middle of this year, he added.
Firemen put out the fire at the crash site. - Bernama
Pegawai polis maut, helikopter terhempas
Anggota polis memeriksa mayat Mohd. Syukri Osman selepas helikopter yang dipandunya terhempas di Malim Nawar, Kampar, semalam.
KAMPAR 14 Dis. - Seorang pegawai polis berpangkat Inspektor maut selepas helikopter Robinson 44 (R-44) yang dipandunya secara solo terhempas dan terbakar di sebuah bekas lombong di Malim Nawar, hari ini.
Nahas yang berlaku berhampiran Estet Liang Kee di sini, pukul 2.15 petang itu, mengakibatkan Mohd. Sukri Osman, 31, mati di tempat kejadian apabila sebahagian tubuhnya dari paras pinggang ke atas melecur.
Pemangku Ketua Polis negeri, Datuk Zakaria Yusof berkata, mangsa adalah antara salah seorang daripada lapan pegawai polis yang menjalani latihan di syarikat penerbangan swasta, Integrated Training and Services Sdn. Bhd., selama enam bulan sejak September lalu.
Menurutnya, mangsa yang berasal dari Permatang Tok Gelam, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, sedang melakukan latihan pendaratan tempur secara solo dari pusat latihan penerbangan itu berpangkalan di Ipoh.
"Saya difahamkan Mohd. Sukri merupakan seorang pemandu helikopter berpengalaman kerana telah melakukan 35 jam penerbangan.
"Helikopter dipandu mangsa dikatakan mengalami masalah mekanikal. Polis menyerahkan kes itu kepada DCA (Jabatan Penerbangan Awam) untuk siasatan," katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.
Mohd. Sukri meninggalkan seorang anak dan isteri. Mayatnya dihantar ke Hospital Kampar untuk dibedah siasat.
Dalam pada itu, seorang saksi, P. Chandrasegaran, 51, berkata, helikopter tersebut dilihat terbang rendah di kawasan bekas lombong berkenaan sebelum jatuh terhempas.
"Semasa kejadian saya sedang memandu lori membawa muatan pasir untuk dibawa keluar dari kawasan ini.
"Sebaik sahaja terhempas, helikopter itu terpelanting sejauh kira-kira 10 meter sebelum meletup dan terbakar," katanya.
Chandrasegaran yang terkejut melihat kejadian tersebut segera memaklumkannya kepada Balai Polis Malim Nawar berhampiran.
Cop killed in fiery copter crash
By S. Ista Kyra
KAMPAR: A 31-year-old police inspector was killed when the helicopter he was piloting on a training flight, crashed and burst into flames near Kg Sri Malim, Malim Nawar, yesterday.
Mohd Shukri Othman of Seberang Prai, Penang, died at the scene in the accident which occurred about 3pm.
Shukri, who was attached to the Bukit Aman police headquarters, was on a solo flight from the training centre in Ipoh in a R44 helicopter.
Perak deputy police chief Datuk Zakaria Yusof said the deceased was on his fifth solo flight and had previously logged 35 flying hours.
"He was the first of eight trainee pilots who was supposed to practise their first forced landing training exercise.
"Shukri left Sultan Azlan Shah airport in Ipoh at 2.15pm on a R44 four-seater helicopter belonging to Integrated Training & Services.
"We believe he crashed 15 minutes after taking off.
"The charred remains of the body was found in a curled position in the cockpit. The aircraft itself was burnt to a skeleton, with only the frames remaining," he said at the scene of the crash.
The body was sent to Raja Permaisuri Bainun hospital for a post-mortem.
An eye-witness, lorry driver P. Chandra Segaran, 51, who was working 200m from the scene, said he saw the helicopter flying low and suddenly it crashed.
"It somersaulted and burst into flames when it hit the ground.
"When I went closer, the flames had completely engulfed the aircraft and I could only make out the silhouette of a man being burnt inside," he said, adding that he immediately alerted the police.
Inspector Md Nurkhail Md Zaini, 29, a co-trainee friend of the deceased, said he and six others were waiting at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport when the incident occurred.
"We were all supposed to take turns at forced landing practice as there was only one aircraft available.
"Shukri went first and we expected him back within the hour but he never returned."
Shukri leaves a 29-year-old wife and a 1-year-old son.
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