Two helicopters crash in Lumut, 10 confirmed killed

Kuala Lumpur, Ten members of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) were confirmed dead in an incident where two helicopters collided and crashed at the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Base in Lumut, Perak this morning. According to Bernama, the Strategic Communications Branch of the Naval Headquarters in a statement said the incident at 9.32 in the morning involved 10 crew members comprising seven crews of the Maritime Operations Helicopter (HOM-AW139) and three RMN Fennec crews. "All the victims were confirmed dead at the scene and sent to the Lumut RMN Base Military Hospital for the identification process," according to the statement here, today. The statement said RMN will establish an Investigation Board to identify the cause of the incident. Earlier, a video went viral on social media showing a helicopter hitting the back of another helicopter before both planes crashed. It is understood that the incident occurred during the flypass practice for RMN's 90th anniversary celebration scheduled for early next month. Source: Bahrain News Agency