Charlotte Tyler
August 19, 2023

A horrifying video depicts a massive ball of flames as a jet crashes onto a Malaysian highway, killing ten people

Dashcam footage captured the instant a private jet collided with a highway in Malaysia, killing all eight occupants and two motorists as it exploded in flames.

Thursday afternoon, a Beechcraft Model 390 transporting six passengers and two pilots from the resort island of Langkawi lost contact with air traffic control and crashed near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, as the New York Post reported.

Passing motorists captured the accident on dashcams, showing the highway erupting in a massive, rapidly moving globe of flames.

A doorcam from a great distance also captured a deafening boom that violently shook the camera as the jet was seen crashing nose-first, igniting an immediate fire.

Crash Details

The two-engine plane collided with a car and a motorcycle, killing everyone on board as well as two persons on the ground, according to officials.

“There was no emergency call, the aircraft had been given clearance to land,” Selangor Police Chief Hussein Omar Khan said.

“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,” he said, according to a CNN report citing state newspaper Berita Harlan.

The family of one of the passengers, 49-year-old Shaharul Amir Omar, shared the final photograph taken by the retired commander of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).

From the Families

“My late brother was very excited to board a luxury aircraft. He even shared many photos in our family’s WhatsApp group,” said Omar’s sister, 29-year-old Nur Syahirah Omar, the New Straits Times reported.

According to her, her sibling informed the family online that he was traveling with Johari Harun, the state's head of housing and environment.

“He was so excited and shared several selfies on the plane because it was his first experience (boarding a luxury plane),” Nur Syahirah said.

“During his service in RMN, we did know that he was a helicopter pilot. My brother told me that this was his first chance to experience boarding a luxury aircraft,” she said, according to the New Straits Times.

“My mother had a hunch that my brother was involved in the accident because he could not be reached by phone again after that,” the grieving sister continued.

“We only found out later through viral videos on social media, but it was still 50-50 because we were not so sure whether it was the plane my brother boarded or not,” she added.

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