'Storm warning' a day before MASWings' crash in Sabah

'Storm warning' a day before MASWings' crash in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - A day before the fatal MASWings crash in Kudat on Thursday, co-pilot Marc Joel Bansh had posted on his Facebook page an image of a Twin Otter with a backdrop of dark clouds and a caption: "There's a storm coming."

His friends are now sharing the picture, with notes of "Rest in peace, he seemed to have known it was coming."

Marc, 22, suffered multiple fractures and head injuries and died upon admission at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here.

Passenger Tan Ah Chai, 69, also died at the hospital after being airlifted there after the crash.

Marc's Facebook page is filled with condolences to his family with friends recalling the type of person he was in their own pages.

Family friends said they requested privacy and were arranging their son's funeral for Monday.

Marc is the second of four children in a family of pilots.

His father, Heral Bansh, is a helicopter pilot with Sabah Air and his brother is a MAS Boeing 737 co-pilot.

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