The incident happened in Butterworth, Penang.
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The Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) has confirmed that one pilot has died from an accident at 10:07 pm while conducting Night Flying exercises.
They said in a statement that two Hawk 108 pilots were involved in the accident:
- Major Mohd Fareez bin Omar TUDM. He was injured and is currently being treated at the Seberang Jaya Hospital and is in a safe and stable condition.
- Captain Mohamad Affendi bin Bustamy TUDM. He died from the incident and investigations are ongoing.
Based on reports from Berita Harian, the incident happened in Pangkalan Udara Butterworth, Penang.
TUDM noted that both pilots were married, and their respective families have been informed.
They also said that the welfare of the victim’s family will be given priority.
TUDM is taking immediate action and will inform the current developments regarding this accident incident. All parties are requested not to spread any speculation or any unauthentic news. The TUDM will also set up a Detailed Investigation Board on this incident.Royal Malaysian Air Force
The incident has caught the attention of many, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Senior Minister (Defense) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein Onn who expressed their condolences.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Ismail Sabri (@IsmailSabri60) November 17, 2021
Takziah buat seluruh ahli keluarga Allahyarham Kapten Mohamad Affendi Bustamy yang terkorban dalam insiden pesawat HAWK 108 malam tadi di Butterworth. pic.twitter.com/abUz0QfMPJ
Takziah kepada seluruh ahli keluarga Kapten Mohamad Affendi Bin Bustamy TUDM yang terkorban dalam insiden pesawat pejuang Hawk 108 di Butterworth semalam.— Hishammuddin Hussein 🇲🇾 (@HishammuddinH2O) November 17, 2021
Didoakan semoga roh Allahyarham dicucuri rahmat Allah SWT & semoga ahli keluarga tabah hadapi ujian yang amat berat ini 🤲🏻 pic.twitter.com/8YTy9LYsLF
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