A tragic incident unfolded in the suburbs of Malaysia’s capital as a private jet crashed onto a highway, resulting in the loss of at least ten lives. Dramatic videos circulating on social media captured the horrifying scene, showing the jet’s explosion and subsequent fireball, along with the wreckage and black smoke. The aircraft, a Beechcraft Model 390 (Premire 1), was en route from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur when it lost control and collided with a car and a motorcycle on the highway. The crash claimed the lives of all eight individuals aboard the jet, as well as two motorists on the ground.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) released a statement confirming the details of the tragic incident. The private jet, operated by Malaysian company Jet Valet Sdn Bhd, was carrying six passengers and two flight crew members. It was scheduled to land at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Kuala Lumpur but crashed near Elmina township before reaching its destination. Selangor police chief Hussien Omar Khan reported that the plane collided with a car and a motorcycle on the highway.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke addressed the media, stating that investigations into the crash were ongoing. The bodies of the victims were sent to a hospital for identification while authorities searched for the plane’s black box in order to determine the cause of the accident. The CAAM statement revealed that the aircraft made its first contact with Subang Air Traffic Control Tower at 2:47 pm local time, and landing clearance was granted a minute later. Smoke was observed at the crash site by the control tower at 2:51 pm, but no distress call was made by the jet.
The tragic incident has left the nation in shock, and the families of the victims are grieving their loss. The authorities are working diligently to piece together the events leading up to the crash and provide answers to the affected families.