Small Plane Crashes On Highway In Malaysia, Leaving At Least 10 Dead, Authorities Say

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A small plane crashed onto a highway north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, leaving 10 civilians dead, according to CNN.

The charter plane, a Beechcraft Model 390, departed from Langkawi International Airport en route to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and crashed “near Elmina, Shah Alam, Selangor,” the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) said in a statement. The plane was carrying six passengers and two crew members, none of whom survived the incident, CNN reported.

“The first contact made by the aircraft with Subang Air Traffic Control Tower was at 2:47 p.m. and landing clearance was given at 2:48 p.m. At 2:51 p.m., the Subang Air Traffic Control Tower observed smoke originating from the crash site but no mayday call was made by the aircraft,” according to CAAM. (RELATED: Video Shows Aftermath Of Plane Crash That Left Pilot With ‘Significant Injuries’)

The small plane hit a car and a motorbike when it crashed on the highway, killing the drivers of both vehicles, CNN reported, citing state newspaper Berita Harian.

Graphic dashcam footage posted to Twitter appears to show the moment the plane crashed into the highway.

“Forensic personnel are in the process of collecting the remains and will bring them to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang for a post-mortem examination and identification process,” Selangor Police Head Hussein Omar Khan told local media, according to CNN. The Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Malaysia’s transportation ministry is investigating the incident, CAAM said.

“No one survived the crash,” transport minister Anthony Loke stated during a press conference, CNN reported. “Victims (on the road) will also still need to be identified, will update in due time. Forensic confirmation needs to be taken.”