Tragically, at least 10 people were killed when the private jet plane crashed into traffic on an expressway in Malaysia.
According to a statement from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, the plane had departed from Langkawi International Airport on the island of Langkawi in the state of Kedah and was en route to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Petaling District, Selangor.
“First contact made by the aircraft with Subang Air Traffic Control Tower was at 2.47 p.m. [local time (2.47 a.m. ET)] and landing clearance was given at 2:48 p.m.,” according to the statement. At 2:51 p.m., the “control tower observed smoke originating from the crash site but no mayday call was made by the aircraft.”
The private plane crashed onto an expressway north of Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur.
A tragic accident has occurred involving a Beechcraft model 390 twin-engine plane, which was carrying six passengers and two flight crew when it crashed.
According to Reuters, the private jet services company Jet Valet was operating the flight.
Selangor Police Head Hussein Omar Khan reported that upon impact, the plane collided with a car and a motorcycle, each with one occupant.
“Forensic personnel are in the process of collecting the remains and will bring them to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang for a post-mortem examination and identification process,” Khan said, according to CNN.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke said, “No one survived the crash. Victims (on the road) will also still need to be identified, will update in due time. Forensic confirmation needs to be taken.”
Eyewitness accounts have been corroborated by footage from a dashcam and a surveillance camera, providing an alarming glimpse of the plane crash.
A dashcam video captured the moment of impact followed by an explosion of fire across the expressway.
A surveillance camera showed the aircraft’s descent onto the roadway, accompanied by a powerful shockwave that shook the device even at a considerable distance.