SHAH ALAM, August 18 – The investigation operation entered its second day at 8 am on Friday, focusing on the search for flight data recorder (FDR) components and potential remaining bodies at the site of the Beechcraft Model 390 (Premier 1) plane crash in Elmina, Section U16, that occurred on Thursday. Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, confirmed this development during a press conference on Thursday when the investigation team recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) at 10:20 pm.

According to him, the aircraft’s black box is divided into two components: the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR). The National Police Chief, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, mentioned that around 240 officers and personnel from various agencies were involved in the operation, including the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysian Civil Defence Department, Civil Aviation Department, Shah Alam City Council, and Royal Malaysian Police. Razarudin explained that the search for the black box and aircraft debris was conducted by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.

It was reported that a press conference would soon be held at the crash site by the National Police Chief, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain, along with Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Omar Khan. All 10 bodies of the victims of the plane crash, which occurred near the residential area in Elmina, have been recovered, and the search operation concluded at 10:30 pm last night. All the bodies and body parts retrieved were sent to Ampuan Rahiman Hospital (HTAR), Klang. Hussein stated that the police would initiate a second search if any (remaining body parts) were found.

10 victims were confirmed to have perished in the private jet plane crash, including the State Government Exco for Local Government, Housing, Environment, and Green Technology of Pahang, Datuk Seri Johari Harun, who was also an elected State Assemblyman (ADUN) of Pelangai. Reflecting on the incident’s timeline, the recordings from onlookers at the crash site began circulating on social media around 3:30 pm. In the aftermath, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), through a media statement, confirmed the accident. The private jet plane operated by Jetvalet Sdn Bhd reportedly took off from Langkawi International Airport at 2:08 pm.

It was granted permission to land at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang but crashed three minutes before landing. CAAM’s CEO, Captain Norazman Mahmud, stated that no emergency call or ‘Mayday’ was received from the aircraft. Meanwhile, during a press conference by Transport Minister Anthony Loke, he mentioned that based on initial investigations, the aircraft was found to have veered from its original landing route. However, he pointed out that the exact cause of the incident is still under investigation, with the current focus on finding the aircraft’s black box at the crash site.

Based on initial observations, the aircraft was found to have veered to the right from its original landing route,” he said. During a press conference at the crash site at 10:50 pm, Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, confirmed the discovery of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the aircraft. This device is one of the components of the aircraft’s black box. The CVR has been sent to the laboratory for further investigation. The CVR is part of the black box. The aircraft’s black box is divided into two components: Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) and Flight Data Recorders (FDR),” he explained. The authorities’ operation at the crash site will continue in the morning, with a focus on searching for the FDR to complete the investigation process. 

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