A small plane crashed Thursday on a road in the state of Selangor, in central Malaysia, killing eight people on board and two people on the ground, the local police chief said, reports AFP.
“So far I can say that at least 10 people died in the plane crash. Two (people), one in a car and the other on a motorcycle, died in the accident, as well as the eight people on board the plane.” said Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim, quoted by Agerpres.
The Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that there were six passengers and two crew members on board the plane, without confirming their deaths.
The plane had taken off from the island of Langkawi, in the north of the country, and was heading to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, west of the capital Kuala Lumpur, said the head of the civil aviation authority, Norazman Mahmud. “No call for help was received,” he said, adding that an investigation was to be opened.
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