New Telegraph

10 Dead After Malaysia Navy Choppers Collide

Two Malaysian navy helicopters collided in mid-air as they flew in formation during a rehearsal for a military parade, killing all 10 crew on board. One of the aircraft clipped the rotor of the other before the two crashed into the ground, footage published on local media showed.

The incident took place at 09:30 local time (02:30 BST) in the Malaysian town of Lumut, which is home to a Royal Malaysian Navy base. There are no known survivors, reports the BBC.

“All victims were confirmed dead on site and the remains were sent to the [Lumut] Military Hospital for identification,” said the Royal Malaysian Navy. It added that it would form a committee to investigate the cause of the incident.

Read Previous

German Far-right Party Aide Held In China Spy Probe

Read Next

World Bank Suspends Funding Tanzania Tourism Project