Even though flying might be an exciting experience for most of us, it can sometimes be an extremely dangerous activity as well.
And while most of us have probably heard our fair share of aeroplane horror stories, we’ve probably never heard of a plane crashing right next to a house before.
But as incredulous as it sounds, that’s exactly what happened in Ipoh, the capital city of Perak, Malaysia just yesterday (1 August).
Malaysian Plane Crashed in Ipoh Right Next to House
After the incident occurred, Malaysian media outlets reported that the plane, which was a light aircraft, crashed into a pumphouse located along Jalan Dr Nazrin Shah, Sungai Rokam, Medan Gopeng in Ipoh.
The pumphouse was right next to a house in the area.
The Perak Fire and Rescue Department were notified of the incident at around 8.10pm yesterday (1 August), and it was confirmed that there were two flying instructors in the plane.
One of the instructors, 52-year-old Fajim Juffa Mustafa Kamal from Semenyih, a retired major in the Malaysian military, succumbed to his injuries.
He had previously survived another plane crash in 2004.
The other instructor on the plane, Muhammad Din Fikri Zainal Abidin, 62, was rescued from the plane and sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for treatment. His condition has since stabilised.
Other than the two flying instructors, there were no other victims as a result of the crash.
The cause of the plane crash is still currently under investigation.
Plane Was From Flying School
Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid also told local media sites that the plane was identified as a Piper 28-161.
He also added that the plane was owned by Bats Aviation, a flying school located next to the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh.
The plane had begun flying from the school before crashing into the pumphouse.
Response From Malaysia’s Minister of Transport
Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, Malaysia’s Transport Minister, took to Facebook on the night of the incident to address the issue and offer his condolences.
In his post, he shared photos of the incident and announced that both the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will conduct a thorough investigation regarding this plane crash.
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