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Malaysian Home Minister escapes unhurt in chopper mishap

Last Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 17:15

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Sunday had a miraculous escape when the helicopter he was travelling had a rough landing.

He was returning to the capital in the morning after casting his vote in Johor in the south of the country. No one was hurt in the incident.

Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar said the helicopter Hishammuddin was travelling in had a rough landing, and landed on its side on the runaway at an Air Force base.

"No one was injured in the mishap but Hishammuddin was taken to a medical facility together with several passengers within the air force base for a check up. The private helicopter was overcome by strong winds during the landing which caused it to overturn," Omar said.
Hishammuddin, his wife, daughter and son-in-law were in the helicopter and were taken to a medical facility for a check up.
Malaysia is holding its 13th General Elections today.


First Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 17:15

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