KUALA LUMPUR: Bernama quoted Armed Forces chief that the Nuri crash report would be released tomorrow. Malaysian Defence hopes it will answer some questions. Hopefully some other questions will be asked.
|Nuri Crash Report To Be Submitted To DPM Today
September 26, 2007 15:18 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) — A report on the findings of an investigation into the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Nuri helicopter crash in Genting Sempah will be handed to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Wednesday.
Six RMAF personnel on board were killed in the July 13 crash.
Armed Forces chief Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal said the report would be finalised by Najib, who is also Defence Minister, before an official announcement was made.
He said it was only this morning that the RMAF Special Inquiry Board handed the report to him as there was a delay due to unavoidable reasons.
“Our investigating team had to look at various angles as the probe was a complicated procedure. We had to be very specific,” he told reporters here today.
Abdul Aziz said a press conference would be held tomorrow on the Nuri crash investigation report.
Those killed in the mishap were pilot Capt Nor Azlan Termuzi, co-pilot Capt Nor Intan Asykeen Mohd Arof, air quartermaster Sgt Khusnizaim Ariffin, Sgt Mohd Azmi Md Yassin, senior airman Saifulizam Alias and airman Muhammad Ridzuan Ahmad.
The Nuri was en route to Kuantan from the Sungai Besi RMAF base when the crash occurred.
Currently, the RMAF has 30 Nuri helicopters which will be used for another three years before being replaced with new aircraft.
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