Drones deployed as search for sixth chopper crash victim continues

Two UAV models, Phantom 4 and Inspire 1, will be used in the SAR. — AFP pic

Two UAV models, Phantom 4 and Inspire 1, will be used in the SAR. — AFP picSRI AMAN, May 8 — The search and rescue operation today to locate the sixth and last victim in the helicopter tragedy at Batang Lupar is being facilitated with the use of drones.

Still missing is the pilot, Captain Rudolf Rex Ragas, a Filipino.

Two ‘Dron mers999’ operators from Telekom Malaysia have been specially flown in from Kuala Lumpur.

One of them, Shaiful Zamri Masri, 42, said two UAV models, Phantom 4 and Inspire 1, were to be used in the SAR.

“The drones can fly for 20 minutes over an area of five kilometres at a height of 122 metres.

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