One Sarawakian dies in helicopter crash

Kuching: Deckhand I JJM Joanna Felicia Rona from Sarawak was among the tragic victims of a helicopter crash at the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) base in Lumut today.

Joanna, 25, from Kampung Sampas Tanpek in Serian, was one of 10 Malaysian Navy crew members who lost their lives in the incident.

The victim left behind a husband and two children.

The RMN strategic communications department said in a statement that the victim was one of seven crew members of an M503-3 maritime operations helicopter (HOM) that crashed with another helicopter during a flight rehearsal for the 90th anniversary parade. . RMN anniversary.

In addition to Joanna, the crew included Commander Mohammad Firdaus Ramli, commander of No. 503 Squadron, Lt. Col. Wan Razauddin Kamal Wan Zainal Abidin, Lt. Col. Mohammad Amirfaris bin Mohammad Marzuki, 2nd Lt. They included TLR (AQM) Warrant Officers Muhammad Faisol Tamadun and Nurfallahimi Mohd Saidi, Petty. Officer Noor Rahiza Anuar.

Meanwhile, the Fennec M502-6 was flown by 502 Squadron Commander Muhammad Amir Mohamad, Lieutenant Sibastan Tanjapan, and 2nd Warrant Officer TMK Mohd Shahrizan Mohd Tarmizi.

Two helicopters collided yesterday morning, tragically killing all 10 crew members.

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