Ten crew DEAD as two Navy helicopters collide in Malaysia

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Two Malaysian navy helicopters collided in mid-air as they flew in formation during a rehearsal for a military parade.

No Survivor

The crash leaves no one as a survivor – killing all 10 crew on board.

One of the aircrafts clipped the rotor of the other before the two crashed into the ground, footage published on local media showed.

The incident took place Tuesday morning at 09:30 local time (02:30 BST) in the Malaysian town of Lumut, which is home to a Royal Malaysian Navy base.

Details About the Crash

One of the helicopters, an Agusta Westland AW139 Maritime Operations Helicopter (HOM M503-3) with seven people on board, is believed to have crashed onto a running track.

The other, a Eurocopter Fennec M502-6 carrying the other three victims, crashed into a swimming pool nearby.

The Royal Malaysian Navy confirmed: ‘All victims were confirmed dead on site and the remains were sent to the [Lumut] Military Hospital for identification.’

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Videos shared on social media showed several helicopters flying above a stadium with several troops in formation in a stadium below.

One helicopter appears to hit the rear rotor of another before both plunge to the ground.

The helicopter crews were practising for next week’s Navy Day celebrations which start on May 3.

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