Nuri Down

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysian Defence published these report, there is no word on whether the Nuri (picture above, Sikorsky Sea King) helicopter and its crew have been found. It crashed about 9.35am (almost 15 hours ago) and still they have yet to track it. Lets hope everybody on board survives the long wait for the rescue. It had been while since the Nuri helicopter, which is older than me, had crashed

In the last crash, about two years ago, three crew (the pilot, co-pilot and load master) died when their helicopter went down in the jungles of Sarawak. Several soldiers on board, being transported to a border outpost survived. The downed helicopter was found more than 24 hours after it crash.

Finding a green coloured machine in the sea of trees are almost impossible. A satellite transponder should have been installed years ago.

-MalaysianDefence

Malaysian National News AgencyNuri Copter With Six On Board Goes Missing On Flight To Kuantan GeneralJuly 13, 2007 20:19 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) — A Royal Malaysia Air Force Nuri helicopter with six people on board went missing while on a flight to Kuantan today.The helicopter, which took off from the RMAF base in Sungai Besi, lost radio contact with the base’s control tower at 9.35am, 10 minutes after take-off, RMAF public relations officer Mejar Zulkifli Abdul Latif said in a statement.He said the RMAF had set up a search and rescue (SAR) team to locate the helicopter and the passengers.RMAF aircraft, Royal Malaysian Navy personnel and firemen from the Fire and Rescue Department have been roped in the SAR operations, he said.Zulkifli said soldiers from the Royal Malay Regiment and the RMAF elite force have been deployed for a ground search.As of 6.30pm, the helicopter has not been found, he said, adding that the next-of-kin of the crew and passengers have been informed of the incident.In KUANTAN, Pahang police chief Datuk Ayob Mohamad said they received a call from the air force at about 2.30pm seeking help to locate the missing chopper.Ayob said he could not confirm as yet whether the helicopter went missing when flying over Bentong.”We also cannot confirm whether the helicopter had crashed. We only received information that a helicopter has gone missing,” he told reporters.– BERNAMA

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