Police probe: MAHB staff death in Subang airport runway accident

Police probe: MAHB staff death in Subang airport runway accident

PETALING JAYA: Police are getting to the bottom following the death of a Malaysia Airports (MAHB) staff whose work vehicle was hit by a private jet at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang on Monday.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said today that police have summoned witnesses and other individuals to record their statements.

According to Mohd Zani, the case is classified as causing death by negligence under Section 304A of the Penal Code, an offence that carries imprisonment up to two years or a fine or both.

He said other aspects of the investigations involved aviation safety and procedures undertaken by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and other relevant agencies.

Among those police are expected to call up for questioning are the pilots, the air traffic controllers on duty at the time of the accident and at least three workers who were at work on the runway.

MAHB staff Mohd Ruzaimi Iskandar Ahmad Razali, 39, died of serious head injuries at 6.45pm on Tuesday after he was taken to the intensive care unit of a private hospital a day earlier.

It is learnt that Mohd Ruzaimi was seated in a MAHB Perodua Kembara that was parked on a runway at the Subang airport.

The victim was supervising the repainting of the airport’s runway centre lines by several workers when the jet touched down at about 3.20am and slammed into the Kembara.

The victim, who was trapped in the damaged vehicle, was freed by firemen before being rushed to medical aid.

Passengers and air crew of the aircraft were not hurt in the accident but there was serious damage to the left wing of the jet.

Several flights were also affected when the airport was closed for clearing of debris from the accident.

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