Heartbreaking accident of the MASwings' Twin Otter

Malaysia Airlines is saddened by the demise of MASwings Co-Pilot Marc Joel Bansh, 22 and passenger Tan Ah Chai, 69 following the heartbreaking accident of the MASwings' Twin Otter, DHC6 9M-MDM MH3002. Two others are also injured in the accident.

Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer/MASwings Chairman, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya who arrived at Kota Kinabalu for a press conference last night personally visited the affected passengers at the hospital in Kudat to ensure that their well-being were taken care of.

The total number of passengers and crew on-board were 16 persons. Out of the 16 onboard, 15 were Malaysians and one was a Filipino national.

The accident happened in the vicinity of Kudat Airport at 2.50pm on 10th October 2013. The flight was piloted by Captain Wan Mohd Abd Amir Wan Yahya together with co-pilot Marc Joel Bansh. As per aircraft maintenance record, the Twin-Otter was fit to fly and was in good condition before the accident.

The cause of the accident is yet to be determined. The investigation will be carried out by the authorities. Malaysia Airlines together with MASwings are fully co-operating and assisting the investigation in every possible way.

Malaysia Airlines is doing everything it can to assist affected parties in this extremely difficult time. A 24-hour Call Centre service has been activated. The families of the passengers who were on-board may call 603-7884 1234 for further enquiries.


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