Royal Malaysian Air Force fighter jet crashes | Two pilots killed

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 15 Jun 2017 11:04 AM GMT

Royal Malaysian Air Force fighter jet crashes | Two pilots killed
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Kuala Lumpur: The Royal Malaysian Air Force fighter jet Hawk 108 crashed, killing two pilots, hours after its fighter jet lost contact with the base on Thursday.

In a statement, the RMAF said the Hawk 108 plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 1100 hours, and lost contact half an hour later, reports The Star daily.

The remains of Hasri Zahari (31) and Yazmin Mohamed (39) were found with their parachutes in a marshy region in Cukai, in Terengganu state, according to Bernama agency.

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An investigation has been instituted to determine the cause of the accident.

The Hawk 108 is an export version of the Hawk 100, a two-seat advanced weapons trainer with additional avionics, optional forward-looking infrared, a redesigned wing and hands-on throttle-and-stick.

The aircraft is fitted with a Sky Guardian Radar warning receiver and wingtip air-to-air missile rails.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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