CAAM to Investigate Nasi Ganja Pickup via Helicopter Incident 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has launched an investigation over a viral incident yesterday (July 23) which saw a helicopter picking up an order for nasi ganja in Ipoh all the way from Kuala Lumpur.

According to a statement by the chief executive officer of CAAM Capt. Chester Voo dated today (July 24), preliminary investigation found that the Bell 505 helicopter departed Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor at 9.08am.

“The helicopter touched down at a field in Ipoh at 10am and as per its flight plan, returned to Subang at 11.02am.

“CAAM is undertaking further investigation to determine any instances of regulation breaches as stated in the Malaysian Civil Aviation Regulation (MCAR) 2016 and the Civil Aviation Directives (CADs).

“The authority will also be verifying to ensure that the helicopter’s operator and crew were within the scope of approval.

“Any operator must comply with CAD 2 (Rules of the Air), Chapter 3.1. Protection of Persons and Property and other chapters pertaining to the matter,” he explained.

For further reading, refer to this article by Ipoh Echo.


Chris Teh


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