KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3, 2016:
The body of the Malaysian military officer, Captain Hasman Hussin, who died after the vehicle he was travelling in was swept away by flood waters in Missouri, arrived in New York at 5.30am Malaysian time.
According to a statement from the Army Headquarters, Hasman’s body had been flown on a commercial flight from the Lambert-St Louis International Airport, Missouri at 9.10am local time (11.10pm Malaysian time) to New York.
Meanwhile, the flight back from New York to Malaysia is being arranged.
Hasman, 33, who was undergoing a course at Fort Leonard Wood since Oct 1 was reported missing on Dec 26 when the vehicle he was travelling in together with his college mates was swept off by flood waters in Missouri. Four of his friends were also killed.
On Wednesday, the Army Headquarters had confirmed that Hasman’s body was found at 11am on Dec 28 local time (1 am, Dec 29 Malaysian time).