PETALING JAYA - The remains of Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis and Datuk Seri Azlin Alias have been identified, according to the Prime Minister's Press Office on Sunday.
It said in a Twitter post at 7.47am that their remains would be brought home on Sunday morning for funeral arrangements.
This is the first official confirmation of their deaths following the accident at 4.55pm, Saturday.
The helicopter carrying Jamaluddin, the special envoy to the United States; Azlin, the principal private secretary to the Prime Minister; pilot Capt Clifford Fournier; co-pilot Eidiana Baiziera; businessman Datuk Robert Tan, and Jamaluddin's bodyguard Mohd Razkan Seran, 32, exploded in mid-air and crashed in Semenyih, just minutes away from its destination.
The charred bodies were found by the Fire and Rescue Department personnel at 8.15pm.
It is believed that all six were killed instantly when the helicopter exploded over a rubber plantation along Jalan Sungai Lallang, Kampung Pasir Baru, during a downpour.
The corporate AS365N2 Dauphin helicopter was owned by IGB Corporation and operated by Cempaka Aviation, which is owned by the pilot.