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Crash of Hawk 108 recorded on radar - RMAF chief

Crash of Hawk 108 recorded on radar - RMAF chief
The radar detector was in use during the fatal flight of the aircraft last Thursday before tragedy happened. -Filepix
KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) radar detector recorded the crash of the Hawk 108 fighter jet up to the final moment.

According to RMAF chief General Datuk Seri Affendi Buang, the radar detector was in use during the fatal flight of the aircraft last Thursday before tragedy happened.
“RMAF has obtained initial evidence from the radar detector but it is still too early for us to make any conclusion as to what really happened. 

“Apart from that, RMAF also found both ejection seats of the fighter jet as well as the main wreckage which did not sink into the swamp,” he told a press conference after inspecting the crash site at Kampung Yak Yah in Kemaman, Terengganu.

Affendi said RMAF will make a rough sketch of the situation which led to the downing of the jet which crashed at the area.

He added that RMAF had already obtained the assistance from the Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE) and the manufacturer of the Hawk aircraft to ensure investigations are conducted systematically and professionally.