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It was reported that one of the aircraft crashed within the perimeter of the Langkawi International Airport but the other was said to have crashed near a village on the outskirts of the airport. — Pic credit Facebook Navy The Best
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15, 2015:
Two KT-1B aircraft from Indonesia’s Jupiter aerobatics team crashed abouttoday during a practice stint for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2015 exhibition.
According to New Straits Times, the two aircraft “grazed” each other before crashing.
Witnesses reported that the pilots were able to eject before crashing.
It was reported that one of the aircraft crashed within the perimeter of the Langkawi International Airport while the other was said to have crashed near a village on the outskirts of the airport.
All practice flights for aircraft on aerial displays were stopped as combat search and rescue helicopters were deployed to find the pilots.
Navy vice-admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin tweeted: “Let’s pray for pilots safety “@alert5: Two chutes seen after @_TNIAU @JupiterAT team crash”.
It is learned that all the pilots are safe.
It is understood that Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Indonesian Defence Ministry officials, inlcuding the country’s Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, have been briefed on the incident.
They are now at the Hospital Langkawi, visiting the pilots.