A light aircraft tragically crashed on Thursday on a busy four-lane highway in Malaysia. The dashboard recorded the incident from a passing car.
The accident killed eight people on the plane and two drivers on the ground. Television footage showed the plane crashing and exploding in a huge fireball.
Moments later, a huge plume of smoke billowed out of the area.
The plane took off from Langkawi, a northern island, to Abdul Aziz Shah Sultan Airport, west of Kuala Lumpur. At least 10 people are reported to have died in the accident.
It includes eight aircraft and two others—a driver and a motorcyclist.
A small plane crashed on a highway in Malaysia’s Selangor state on Thursday afternoon, killing 10 people.
Malaysia’s civil aviation
, which took off from Langkawi earlier today, crashed near the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Selangor at around 2:50 a.m. afternoon.
Several reports and videos on social media showed that the plane crashed into a motorcycle and killed it while burning wreckage was seen scattered on the highway near the town of Elmina.
Free Malaysia Today, quoting local police, said a car and a motorcycle were involved in the accident, killing the two drivers.
Aircraft Crashes on Malaysian Highway
CAAM said a rescue coordination office has been set up to coordinate search and rescue operations. Authorities said the plane took off during its flight before it crashed, and no Mayday calls were made.
The plane was carrying six passengers and two crew members.
According to local media reports, the state’s Minister Johari Harun and a member of the Pahang Assembly were also among the victims.
A fiery plane crashed into a street in the central Malaysian city of Selangor on Thursday, killing eight people on board and two drivers on the ground.
“Now, I can say that at least 10 people died in the plane crash. Two passersby—a car driver and a motorcyclist were also killed, and eight people were on board,” said the district police chief, Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim.
Mohamad Syahmie Mohamad Hashim,
A former member of the Malaysian Air Force said he saw the plane hovering unknowingly. He said: “A little while after that, I heard a big boom. “I ran away from the scene and saw the wreckage of the plane. And I saw the body of a man rotting. I can’t do anything.”
Other witnesses said the Beechcraft Model 390 caught fire when it crashed in Elmina, near Shah Alam. They said there was an explosion.
A short video shared on Twitter, now known as X, showed flames and black smoke coming out of the impact site, covered in dark soot.
The food is scattered, and a house can be seen in the background.
According to the police, Johari Harun, a member of the Central Pahang State Assembly for Housing and Environmental Protection, was among the passengers on the plane.
Malaysia’s civil aviation authority said six passengers and two crew members were on board the plane when it crashed.
The plane took off from the northern island of Langkawi and headed for Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, west of the capital Kuala Lumpur, said Norazman Mahmud, director of the civil aviation agency.
He said he was not called until May, and the Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into the accident.
A private plane crashed into a car and motorbike on a highway in Malaysia, killing at least 10 people, police said.
All eight people on board and the two drivers on the ground died.
The jet exploded in flames upon impact, with plumes of smoke billowing from the scene, as video footage from the scene showed.
He was traveling from the island of Langkawi to Selangor, which is west of Kuala Lumpur.
The Beechcraft Model 390 lost contact with the air traffic control tower before crashing Thursday, officials said.
“There was no distress call, the plane was cleared on the ground,” said Hussain Omar Khan.
A local politician was one of eight people killed in the small plane when it crashed, according to the flight log.
However, Transport Minister Anthony Loke refused to disclose the victims pending the results of tests at local hospitals.
One of the victims of the disaster was the sailor Shahrul Kamal Roslan, whose wife and four sons died.
Outside the hospital, Shahrul’s 67-year-old mother, Mahanum, tearfully told local media that the last time they spoke, her son told her: “I love you, Mom.”
Malaysia’s civil aviation authority said an initial investigation showed the plane had cleared for takeoff and the two pilots were experienced.
Investigators are working to find the black box or flight recorder.
“At this time, we cannot say the cause of the accident as the investigation is ongoing,” Loke said.
A witness told Reuters he was working as an engineer at the site when he heard the explosion. He went to the scene of the accident and saw the injured.
Mohamad Syahmie Mohamad Hashim, a former member of the Malaysian Air Force, told AFP he saw the plane flying erratically.
He said: “A little while after that, I heard a big boom. “I ran to the scene and saw the wreckage of the plane. There was nothing I could do.”
No fewer than 10 individuals have passed away after a sanctioned plane crashed onto an interstate north of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
The plane, conveying six travelers and two flight teams, withdrew from Langkawi Global Air terminal. And was taken to King Abdul Aziz Shah Air terminal, the Common Flying Power of Malaysia said in an explanation.
“First contact made by the airplane with Subang Aviation Authority Pinnacle was at 2.47 p.m. [local time (2.47 a.m. ET)], and landing freedom was given at 2:48 p.m.,” as indicated by the articulation. At 2.51 p.m. local time, the “Control Pinnacle noticed smoke beginning from the accident site. But no mayday call was made by the airplane,” the assertion added.
Eight individuals on board the plane were killed in the accident.
The plane collided with a vehicle and a bike, each conveying one individual. According to a detailed state paper by Berita Harian, referring to Selangor Police Head Hussein Omar Khan.
“Legal staff are currently gathering the remaining parts and will carry them to the. Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Medical Clinic in Klang for a posthumous assessment and ID process.” Khan expressed, as per the state paper, adding that the Service of Transport will lead an examination.
Transport Service Agent Anthony Loke said examinations were progressing.
“Nobody endured the accident,” he said in a public interview. “ Casualties (out and about) will likewise still be distinguished and will refresh sooner or later. Measurable affirmation should be taken.”
Recordings and pictures of the scene taken by Malaysian media showed. A consumed segment of the highway was cordoned off, with smoke in the air.