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Royal Malaysian Air Force Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri helicopter makes emergency landing in Kedah

Royal Malaysian Air Force Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri helicopter makes emergency landing in Kedah

Royal Malaysian Air Force Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri helicopter makes emergency landing in Gubir Camp, Kedah – Malaysia

A military Nuri helicopter made an emergency landing at the Gubir Camp area in Kedah today, causing slight injuries to the 15 people on board, according to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

It said in a statement that 11 soldiers and four crew were on board when the aircraft, which is based at the Butterworth airbase, made the landing at about 3pm during a supply mission.

“All of them were given treatment by a military medical team serving at the camp,” it said.

The statement also said that the RMAF sent a rescue team to the location and has set up a team to determine the cause of the incident. — Bernama

Sikorsky built 41 S-61A-4 transport helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force in two batches from 1968-1978. They were called Nuri (Parrot) in Malaysian service. 

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