Light Aircraft Crashes in Malaysia’s Selangor State

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A light aircraft crashed in the city of Shah Alam in Malaysia’s Selangor state on Thursday afternoon, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.

The aircraft, which departed from Langkawi International Airport and was headed to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, had been cleared to land at 2:48 p.m. local time, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia said in a statement.

“At 2:51 p.m., the Subang Air Traffic Control Tower observed smoke originating from the crash site but no mayday call was made by the aircraft. Kuala Lumpur Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center has been activated to coordinate the search and rescue mission,” it said.

“A total of six passengers and two flight crew were on board and their conditions have yet to be confirmed at press time,” it added.

Videos of the crash quickly spread on social media showing burning wreckage and several bodies, with local media reports saying two more people were also killed on the ground where the aircraft crashed.