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Lumut helicopter crash: All 10 bodies have been recovered, say police

LUMUT – The bodies of the 10 victims involved in the mid-air collision and crash of two helicopters at the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) base in Lumut, Perak have been recovered.

Perak police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said that the HOM aircraft (M503-3) with seven crew members onboard crashed on the Lumut RMN Stadium racetrack, while the Fennec aircraft with three crew members crashed into the Lumut RMN Sports Complex swimming pool.

“There were no survivors in the incident. The victims comprised seven men and three women. All the bodies have been sent to the Lumut RMN military hospital to be identified.

THE Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has revealed the identities of the 10 crew members killed in a collision of two military helicopters in Lumut, Perak, this morning.

The seven crew members on board the HOM (M503-3) were identified as:

Norfarahimi Saedy
Noor Rahiza Anuwar
Joanna Felicia Rohna
Firdaus Ramli
Wan Rezaudeen Kamal Wan Zainal Abidin
Amirulfaris Marzukhi
Faisol Tamadun

Those on board the Fennec (M502-6) were:

T Sivasutan
Shahrizan Termizi
Amir Mohamad

“The RMN extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims involved. The management of the remains will be carried out under naval tradition,” the RMN said in a statement.

“Investigations led by RMN, with the Royal Malaysia Police, and the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department are underway at the crash sites. Further details will be released later,” he said during a press conference here today.

Yusri added that all the victims’ family members have been notified for identification purposes and the bodies will later be sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for post-mortems.

In the 9.32am incident, the two helicopters collided into one another and crashed during a rehearsal for the RMN’s 90th Anniversary celebration scheduled for early May. Scoop

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