Malaysia Helicopter Crash: Six, Including Former Ambassador To US, Among Dead

April 4, 2015 3:13 PM

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Malaysia Helicopter Crash: Six, Including Former Ambassador To US, Among Dead

A helicopter crashed outside the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur, killing all six people aboard, local authorities said Saturday. Among the dead were a former ambassador to the U.S. and a current aide to Prime Minister Najib Razak. A witness to the crash claimed to see the helicopter “explode” while in the air in rainy conditions, according to the Star Online in Malaysia, according to Astro Awani in Malaysia.

The privately owned helicopter was headed from Kuantan to Subang when it crashed at a rubber plantation about three miles from Kumpang Sungai Pening. Along with the two politicians aboard, the dead included a pilot, a co-pilot, a bodyguard and the businessman Tan Sri Robert Tan. The bodies of all si...

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