SINGAPORE: Two Singaporean pilots flying a light aircraft made an emergency landing on a highway in Johor on Sunday morning (November 22).
The pilots were on their way to Melaka from Singapore’s Seletar Airport when they encountered technical issues, Captain Chester Voo, CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) said in a press release .
The pilots are said to be in “stable condition” and the plane has been moved to a position that does not obstruct traffic on the highway, he added.
Captain Voo said Johor air traffic control tower received a call around 10:40 a.m. from the pilot requesting clearance for a return landing at Senai International Airport due to technical issues.
The Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza aircraft subsequently landed on the south side of the North-South Highway (PLUS) near Sedenak.
A search and rescue team that has been deployed to the area “performed all the required tasks,” Voo said.
An investigation will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Transport.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article indicated that the pilots were en route to Melaka from Senai, citing information from the Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority. This has been updated based on a clarification from the CAAM press release.