Light plane makes emergency landing on North-South Expressway near Kulai

By THE STAR | 22 November 2020

KULAI: Two Singaporeans flying a light aircraft made an emergency landing at KM47 of the North-South Expressway near here this morning.

Renggam Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Asyraf Nur Mohd Yusof said the incident took place at around 11.13am on the emergency lane heading towards Kulai.

“The aircraft was believed to have experienced an engine failure leading to the emergency landing. The pilot and co-pilot were unhurt in the incident, ” he said.

He added that his team was on standby at the location for any further assistance and said that the pilots and aircraft were also awaiting necessary action from the Senai International Airport at Johor Baru.

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) said that its air traffic control tower in Johor received a call at 10.40am from the pilot requesting to return and land at Senai International Airport due to technical problems.

"The private aircraft operated by Premier Air Singapore was en-route from Senai to Melaka," said CAAM chief executive officer Capt Chester Voo.

"The investigation (into the incident) will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Transport," he added.