Helicopters collide mid-air, killing 10 people

Ten people have died after two helicopters collided in mid-air during a rehearsal for a Royal Malaysian Navy parade.
The incident took place at the Malaysian navy’s Lumut Base – 100 miles (160km) northwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur – at around 9.30am local time.
The crash involved an AW139 maritime operations helicopter, with seven crew members, and a navy Fennec, with three crew members.

Image: Pic: Perak Fire and Rescue Department

Image: Pic: Perak Fire and Rescue Department
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“All the victims were confirmed to have died at the scene and were sent to the Lumut Base Army Hospital for the identification process,” the navy said in a statement.
“[We] will establish a board of inquiry to identify the cause of the incident.”

The helicopters crashed during training for a flyover for Malaysia’s 90th Naval Day celebrations.

Source : Sky News