Friday, August 19

Hornbill Skyways suspends helicopter flight to Simunjan

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KUCHING: The helicopter flight for Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Office (Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development) Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais from here to Simunjan was cancelled yesterday because of the haze.

Hornbill Skyways Sdn Bhd, a leading local aviation corporation in the state, was forced to cancel that flight due to low visibility in some parts of the state.

Naroden was supposed to launch the higher learning institutions community programme organised by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) at 2pm yesterday.

Following the flight cancellation, he was subsequently deputised by Simunjan deputy district officer (DO) Jemali Busri. Hornbill Skyways spokesperson said they suspended their flights as they did not want to take the risk by flying in hazy condition.

“So far we have not received any instruction from the aviation authority to restrict our helicopters from flying but we have temporarily suspended our flights as precautionary measures.

“It was reported that visibility is quite low in some areas so we rather not take the risk,” he told The Borneo Post.