1 dead after Malaysian military aircraft crashes at Butterworth base

BUTTERWORTH, Penang, Malaysia - One person was killed while three others were injured when a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) plane crashed at the air base in Teluk Ayer Tawar here.

The plane was reportedly conducting a training exercise when it crashed at about 5.20pm, Wednesday.

The plane was a twin-turboprop aircraft Beechcraft model B200T, which is 44ft in length with a wingspan of 55ft.

It is capable of carrying a pilot, a co-pilot, a mission systems operator and an observer (aerial photographer).

RMAF, in a statement later, said the injured crewmen have been sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for treatment.

It added that it is contacting the families of the crewmen on board the aircraft and that an investigation team would be set up to identify the cause of the accident.

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