The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has confirmed the crash of a Philippines-registered helicopter in the region of Sarawak, Malaysia on May 5.
GCA Skyline Aviation Inc. is said to have reported that their single-engine lightweight helicopter had gone missing and has been located by Malaysian Search and Rescue teams in the Sarawak area.
The helicopter, piloted by Capt. Rudolph Rex Raagas, a Filipino, was found the following day after the crash was reported. A body was reported to be still strapped inside to one of the seats.
Authorities say the body has been identified as Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry SecGen Datuk Dr. Sundaran Annamalai.
A third body was identified at the scene as Ahmad Sobri Harum, the bodyguard to Datuk Noriah Kasnon.
Three other passengers are unaccounted for, including the pilot – search and rescue teams are ongoing.