Chester Voo, CAAM CEO, stated fast motion was wanted to handle security issues involving helicopter operations within the nation, following a 3rd air accident involving helicopters in lower than six months. On 8 November 2020, two Guimbal Cabri helicopters collided throughout a coaching flight on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
One of many plane crashed, claiming the lives of former Royal Malaysian Navy officer Mohamed Sabri Baharom and Mohd Irfan Fikri Mohamed Rawi. Former Malaysia Airways CEO Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya and his passenger, Tan Chai Eian survived after their chopper made an emergency touchdown.
All helicopter operators in Malaysia are inspected
“CAAM needs to make clear that every one helicopter operators in Malaysia are totally inspected and are required to carry legitimate licences and upkeep certificates to make sure the validity of the pilots’ qualification in addition to the airworthiness of the helicopters,” Voo stated in an announcement.
The Air Accident Investigation Bureau below the Transport Ministry will examine the reason for the incident, whereas CAAM will perform workout routines to make sure that these dangers are mitigated to stop additional incidents, Voo added. “This cautious motion is finished within the honest execution of Malaysian rules and most significantly, within the curiosity of the security of all.”
Lately, the US Helicopter Safety Team has developed a new Recommended Practices document specializing in ‘Spatial Disorientation Induced by a Degraded Visible Surroundings’ and providing coaching and decision-making options.