After being missing for 15 hours, the ill-fated helicopter believed to have crashed in a forest area near Bidor was found with the pilot dead.
The matter was confirmed by Perak Police Chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri at a press conference at the Bidor Police Station this morning.
The identity of the Hong Kong pilot is known as Richard Chan Kin, 58.
According to him, the helicopter that lost contact with the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Center yesterday was found by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) helicopter crew at the crash site in the Chikus Forest Reserve at 9.30am.
“The victim’s body was then flown to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, which landed on the field of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Anderson,” he said.
Yesterday, the media reported that a Eurocopter type helicopter and its pilot disappeared after losing contact with the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Center (KLATCC).
The private helicopter took off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Subang Airport at 11.37am with the incident happening at 12.16 in the afternoon. The plane was scheduled to land at Sultan Azlan Shah Ipoh Airport at 12.37pm but was reported missing.
by Rosli Mansor