SHAH ALAM: Two RMAF airmen died and another injured following a mishap at a live firing exercise at Kem Sirajuddin, Gemas on June 25, 2023. Laskar Kanan 1 Mohd Iqmal Masdi, 22, was killed on the scene in the 12.10pm incident while Koperal Udara Muhd Syuib Bidin, 33, was pronounced dead at 5.45pm on the same day while undergoing treatment at the Segamat Hospital, RMAF said in a release.
The third airman, Koperal Udara Khairuzaman Lokman, 35, who was injured in the incident is reported to be stable condition at the Segamat Hospital.
The incident occurred when the trio was involved in the training exercise for support weapons and hand grenades as part of the Defence Training Course Series 78/23, RMAF said. Mohd Iqmal, was a trainee at the RMAF’s Institute of Management and Administration Studies at the Sendayan Airbase while both Muhd Syuib and Khairuzaman were attached to the same institute as instructors.
RMAF said a Board of Inquiry had been formed to determine the cause of the incident. The police is also investigating the incident, it stated. The bodies of the airmen were laid to rest at their respective hometowns, this afternoon.
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