The six ill-fated helicopters on board were found safe and sound

CAMERON HIGHLANDS (October 26): Five members of a medical team, including a doctor, were found unharmed with minor injuries after the helicopter they were traveling in crashed during an attempt to emergency landing in a wooded area near Brinchang here early Wednesday (October 26) afternoon.

A Pahang and Fire Rescue Department spokesman said the pilot of the private helicopter, known only as “Capt Pedro”, escaped injury.

The spokesman said following a search and rescue (SAR) search, the victims were found to safety at 3:51 p.m.

“The victims received early treatment,” the spokesperson said, adding that one of them had broken his leg.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) announced earlier that it had received reports of an air accident at Cameron Highlands involving an Airbus AS 355 F2 helicopter registration 9M-SSW at 13:03.

CAAM Managing Director Datuk Chester Voo said in a statement that the helicopter with a pilot and five passengers on board took off from Kampung Gawin in Kelantan for Tanjung Rambutan, Perak at 12:20 p.m.

The aircraft was operated by Layang Layang Aerospace Sdn Bhd.

Voo said further investigations would be carried out by the Department of Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Bureau.