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Two killed in Malaysia fighter jet crash

IANS  |  Kuala Lumpur 

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday confirmed the death of two pilots in a crash, hours after its fighter jet lost contact with the base.

In a statement, the RMAF said the Hawk 108 plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 11 a.m., and lost contact half an hour later, reports The Star daily.

The remains of Hasri Zahari, 31, and Yazmin Mohamed, 39, were found with their parachutes in a marshy region in Cukai, in Terengganu state, according to Bernama agency.

An investigation has been instituted to determine the cause of the accident.

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick.

The aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails.

--IANS

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Two killed in Malaysia fighter jet crash

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday confirmed the death of two pilots in a crash, hours after its fighter jet lost contact with the base.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday confirmed the death of two pilots in a crash, hours after its fighter jet lost contact with the base.

In a statement, the RMAF said the Hawk 108 plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 11 a.m., and lost contact half an hour later, reports The Star daily.

The remains of Hasri Zahari, 31, and Yazmin Mohamed, 39, were found with their parachutes in a marshy region in Cukai, in Terengganu state, according to Bernama agency.

An investigation has been instituted to determine the cause of the accident.

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick.

The aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails.

--IANS

ksk/vt

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Two killed in Malaysia fighter jet crash

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday confirmed the death of two pilots in a crash, hours after its fighter jet lost contact with the base.

In a statement, the RMAF said the Hawk 108 plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 11 a.m., and lost contact half an hour later, reports The Star daily.

The remains of Hasri Zahari, 31, and Yazmin Mohamed, 39, were found with their parachutes in a marshy region in Cukai, in Terengganu state, according to Bernama agency.

An investigation has been instituted to determine the cause of the accident.

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick.

The aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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