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Exclusive Report: Malaysian Navy Helicopter Collision Leaves 10 Dead – What Really Happened?

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A somber atmosphere hangs heavy over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a devastating mid-air collision between two Malaysian navy helicopters claimed the lives of all 10 crew members aboard. The tragedy unfolded during a rehearsal for a naval parade, a somber reminder of the inherent risks faced by those who serve.

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The crash occurred at the Lumut naval base in the western state of Perak at 9:32 a.m. local time. In a heartbreaking statement, the navy confirmed the loss of all personnel, their remains transported to the Lumut naval base military hospital for identification.

Chilling footage circulating through local media captures the horrifying moment. Helicopters flew in formation as part of the rehearsal, only for tragedy to strike – a rotor blade clipping another aircraft, sending both spiraling to the ground in a devastating spectacle. The authenticity of this video has been confirmed by local police.

The cause of this catastrophe remains unknown, with the navy initiating a thorough investigation to uncover what went so terribly wrong.

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Defense Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin spoke of the impending 90th-anniversary celebration of the Royal Malaysian Navy, a bittersweet reminder of the rehearsal that turned into a scene of loss. He confirmed the ages of the crew members, all below 40, highlighting the immense tragedy of lives cut short.

Let us honor the memory of the fallen crew members and extend our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones in this time of unimaginable grief.

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