Six injured in helicopter crash-landing were from Flying Doctor Unit in Kinta – Health Ministry

The site of Wednesday’s helicopter crash in the Brinchang forest of Cameron Highlands. He Photo courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department of Pahang.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – Six people who were hurt in an helicopter that made an emergency crash-landing in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands Wednesday afternoon were members of a Flying Doctor Unit from Kinta, Perak, a statement issued by caretaker Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin said.

He said all of them were safe and currently being treated in hospital. The victims who are in stable condition will be transferred to the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh, while the others will be treated at the Hospital Sultanah Hajjah Kalsum in Genting Highlands until they are stabilised, he said.

The six on board the helicopter were a medical officer, an assistant medical officer, a nurse, a health assistant, a community nurse and the pilot.

Investigations are ongoing on the reason for the emergency landing of the helicopter, which was on its way back to Ipoh following the scheduled visit by the FDU to an Orang Asli village in Gua Musang, Kelantan.

A first responder team as well as a medical unit were sent to the crash incident as soon as it was reported.

In a statement earlier on Wednesday afternoon, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia confirmed the crash, involving an Airbus AS355 F2 helicopter.