A head injury has been identified as the cause of death of a helicopter pilot who crashed in Chikus Forest Reserve, Bidor yesterday.
Perak Police Chief, Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri in a statement informed that the autopsy has been completed by the Forensic Department of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital yesterday morning.
According to him, the cause of the victim’s death was confirmed through the results of the autopsy conducted.
However, he said that the results of the investigation into the cause of the accident are still being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).
In the incident that happened, the ill-fated helicopter lost contact with the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Center after taking off from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.
The victim, who is also a Hong Kong citizen, Richard Chan Kin, 58, died after being found at the crash site.
It is understood that the victim’s wife is still abroad and is expected to arrive in Malaysia in the near future.
Following the air crash, the authorities have now cordoned off the accident site until the investigation is completed by the Air Accidents Investigation Bureau and the Forensic Division of the Royal Malaysian Police.
Meanwhile, CAAM was reported to have started entering the crash site yesterday to begin investigating the incident at 11.30am.
by Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali