Helicopter lands on its side, Hishammuddin and family safe

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his family escaped injury when the helicopter they in were landed on its side due to strong winds at Sungai Besi. -Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his family escaped injury when the helicopter they in were landed on its side due to strong winds at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Sungai Besi here today.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar in confirming the incident at a press conference at the Federal Police (Bukit Aman) here, said

Hishammuddin, his wife, daughter and son-in-law were the passengers in the helicopter hired from a private company.

“Hishammuddin was returning to Kuala Lumpur after voting in Johor (in today’s general election,” he said but declined to elaborate further.

He added that the flight crew were also unhurt.

Hishammuddin, who is also the Barisan Nasional’s incumbent for the Sembrong parliamentary seat, is in straight fight with Onn Abu Bakar of PKR. – BERNAMA

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