eurocopter-bidor-crashPhoto source: Bernama

The pilot in Sunday’s (Sept 11) helicopter crash in Bidor died from a serious head injury, says Comm Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.

The Perak police chief said this was the finding of a post-mortem conducted on Tsz Kin Richard Chan, 58, at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun on Tuesday (Sept 13).

Eurocopter crash in Bidor
SAR mobilization. Photo source: The Star

“The post-mortem was completed at around 1pm today,” he said.

It was reported earlier that the post-mortem commenced at around 10am.

Tsz, from Hong Kong, was the only person on board the helicopter.

He was found in the wreckage within 24 hours of the crash by a search and rescue team at Chikus Forest Reserve in Bidor on Monday (Sept 12).

The helicopter was reported to have lost contact with the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre at 12.16pm on Sunday.

It departed from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang at 11.37am for a private flight and was scheduled to land at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport here at 12.37pm.

The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC120B with registration marking N409HH, was operated by Heli Outpost Sdn Bhd.

Heli crash in Bidor
The wreckage found of the missing helicopter at Chikus forest reserve Bidor. Photo Source: The Star

Meanwhile, the deceased’s wife, who only wanted to be known as Leung (pix), said she would hold Tsz Kin Richard Chan’s cremation in Ipoh and the ashes of the deceased would be brought back to Hong Kong before being enshrined according to a religious ceremony.

Leung who was met by reporters, however refused to reveal further where the cremation was held.

Heli crash in Bidor, Pilot's wife
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In the incident, Hong Kong pilot Tsz Kin Richard Chan, 58, died in a helicopter crash in the Chikus Forest Reserve on September 11.

Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said the privately owned Eurocopter EC120B took off from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang at 11.37am and was supposed to land at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh exactly an hour later at 12.37pm

Source: The Star