2 Singaporean pilots landed light plane on North-South Expressway in Johor

PUTRAJAYA, 22 Nov 2020:

Two Singaporean pilots were reported to be in ‘stable condition’ after the light aircraft they were flying made an emergency landing on the south-bound side of the North-South Expressway near Sedenak in Johor this morning.

Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) chief executive officer Captain Chester Voo said the private aircraft under the Premier Air Singapore stable was flying from Senai to Melaka when the incident happened.

“The Johor CAAM air traffic control tower received a call at 10.40am from the aircraft pilot asking for permission to turn back to the Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru because of technical problems,” he said in a statement.

Voo said the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza aircraft had been moved to a location where it would not obstruct traffic on the highway.

He said the search and rescue team had completed its task and an investigation would be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of the Transport Ministry.

Kulai district police chief Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the Beechcraft Bonanza F35 light aircraft, with two pilots onboard, made an emergency landing on the southbound side of KM47.8 North-South Expressway, when conducting a routine flight for the purpose of fulfilling their flight records.

The pilot Dr Yang Kuang Ying, 52, and co-pilot Saleehullah Abdul Majid, 41, both Singaporeans, however, were unhurt in the incident.

– Bernama