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SUBANG: Malaysia Airlines had confirmed in a statement that one passenger was killed in the MASwings' Twin Otter, DHC6 9M-MDM MH3002 crash which happened in the Kudat Airport vicinity at 2.50pm today. The total number of injuries is five.
There were 16 passengers and crew on-board when the incident happened.
The statement says this is the first incident involving MASwings at Kudat.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer/MASwings Chairman, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya is on his way to Kota Kinabalu for a press conference to address the incident at 10.00pm today at the Ming Garden Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.
"The cause of the incident is still under investigation. Focus of the airline is on the well-being of the passengers, crew and other affected parties. Malaysia Airlines together with MASwings will also continue to monitor the situation at the crash site and update on the situation," it stated.
Updates on the injured passengers will be confirmed in the upcoming statement.
Families of passengers who were on-board may call +603- 78841234 for further enquiries.
The media hotline is +603- 87871276.