PETALING JAYA: Perak police chief Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri says the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in Bidor, Perak, last night is dead.
According to Bernama, Yusri said the pilot was found dead at the site of the crash.
This contradicts a statement made by transport minister Wee Ka Siong earlier today, who said the pilot was found alive at the site and was being recovered to be moved to a hospital in Ipoh.
The privately owned Eurocopter EC120B helicopter had taken off from Subang airport at 11.37am yesterday for a general flight to Ipoh, where it was expected to land at 12.37pm.
Contact was lost at 12.16pm and a rescue operation was launched in southern Perak.
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