MIRI: The case of a man surnamed Chong jumping off an AirAsia plane Friday will be handled by Malaysian Airport Berhad, says the police chief here ACP Mun Kock Keong.
“It is being investigated under the Aviation Act,” he explained.
Mun said this when contacted by thesundaypost yesterday on the latest development in the ‘jumping’ case which stunned Mirians.
The 24-year-old suspect jumped from the aircraft which was about to take off from Miri Airport for Kuala Lumpur on Friday evening.
It was supposed to fly to Kuala Lumpur at 7.30pm.
The incident caused several flights to be delayed, only resuming at midnight.
According to some passengers on board the flight, they saw the man arguing with someone next to his seat before running towards the emergency door.
Several on-duty stewardesses inside the aircraft tried to stop the man from opening the emergency door, but could not. The aircraft was moving then.
“I heard the man shouting ‘I saw ghosts inside this plane’, “ one of the passengers onboard told thesundaypost yesterday.
The man sustained some broken bones from the fall.
Police received a call on the incident at about 8pm and rushed to the scene.
Several aircraft were delayed for two hours before being permitted to fly at midnight.