Copter crashes in Sibu after ferrying DPM's entourage, pilot injured

>> Monday, April 11, 2011


SIBU: A helicopter crashed at the town square here Monday afternoon, just opposite a hotel where Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is due to attend a function.

City police chief Shafie Ismail said the pilot was injured and has been admitted to hospital.

There was no one else in the helicopter, he added.

It is learnt that Muhyiddin had arrived in another helicopter at the same place, just a few minutes before the crash.

The helicopter, belonging to Sabah Airways and among three carrying Muhyiddin's entourage, crashed at 1.50pm while taking off to return to Sibu airport.

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