The Twin Otter Crash Killed Two - theborneopost
On Dec 4, 1977 a MAS Boeing 737-200 was hijacked by unknown hijacker/s and crashed in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, killing all 100 people aboard. It remains the deadliest crash of in Malaysia. Then on Sept 15, 1995 a MAS Fokker 50 crashed during approach at the Tawau Airport in Sabah due to pilot error killing 34 people.
An air accident, caused whether by human errors or mechanical faults, has to be investigated and determined according to national and international rules.
For the accident to happen at the time when MAS is tentatively on the route to recovery and when international competition is rising is unfortunate for the airline.
The road ahead remains tough for MAS with the emergence of new national and regional competitors. With more international airlines flying into Kuala Lumpur, the competition for passengers is bound to increase.
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