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Lelaki maut kereta rempuh tiang papan tanda

KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang lelaki berusia 20 tahun terbunuh apabila kereta dipandunya terbabas dan melanggar tiang papan tanda di Lebuhraya Persekutuan dari pusat bandar raya menghala Petaling Jaya berhampiran pusat beli-belah Mid Valley, di sini, awal pagi semalam.

Usaha mengeluarkan mangsa, Sayyid Mohammad Hasiff Ab Latif, 20, yang tersepit mengambil masa lebih 30 minit sebelum mayatnya dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), di sini, untuk bedah siasat.
Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 5 pagi itu, mangsa yang bersendirian gagal mengawal kenderaan sebelum merempuh papan tanda berkenaan.

Ketua Turus Siasatan dan Perundangan Trafik Kuala Lumpur, Deputi Superintendan Abdullah Roning ketika dihubungi berkata mangsa yang memandu kereta Honda CRV hitam gagal mengawal kenderaan disebabkan jalan licin.
“Mangsa yang dalam perjalanan ke tempat kerja terbabas ke kiri jalan sebelum merempuh tiang papan tanda di kawasan berkenaan. “Mangsa yang parah di kepala dan badan meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian,” katanya.

Gambar ihsan dari U-wartawan (Zapa Cutekoreanstyle)

Menurutnya, kes itu disiasat mengikut Seksyen 41(1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987.

Mangsa merupakan pelajar APFT dari Batch 26.



Night Flying 7 & 8 (SOLO)

Total Hours : 97:25

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRA

Instructor : SOLO

Date of flying : 28/04/2011

I’ve been scheduled for NF 7&8 (SOLO) 2hours of Night Flying by Flight Operations. For those who dont know, a cadet must not have Night Flying sortie more than 3days in a row. There must be at least one day off between the gap. Back to story, as usual, junior Night Flyer will have to do the Night Flying briefing. Once briefing completed, I went and check my SOLO aircraft (9M-NRA) alone as I’m the only person who utilized the aircraft during night time. So I have to make sure everything normal before sunset.

Navigation lights also known as Position lights(DA-40). Red light on Port side while Green on Starboard. This light must be turn-on when an aircraft is “occupied“. It is very important to make sure this lights working in perfect condition, as the ATC will know the aircraft nose position by referring to this light. Other lights such as Strobe or also known as Anti-Collision light is equally important.

Landing and Taxi Light located on the left wing on Diamond-40 aircraft

After satisfied with the lighting condition of the aircraft, I proceed with external check. I checked the fuel quantity and drained few times to ensure the fuel is not contaminated with water.

After everything was completed, I signed the tech-log and went out for dinner. Around 7.18PM, I performed Maghrib prayer with my batchmates and we requested for start-up around 8PM. I did most of Flapless circuit rather than normal. Reason why is the attitude is quite different from normal circuit.

As you can see in the video, it was very dark to see the centreline, I only aim for the lights from taxiway to centreline to correct my approach as well as runway edge lighting.

Safely landed around 1HR 45Mins. I landed 15mins early due to scheduled inbound. ATC officer working during my NF time was MR Az Ha =)

Night Flying 6

Total Hours : 95:25

(NF2,3,4,5 included)

Aircraft : DA40

Registration : 9M-NRA

Instructor : Capt Rao (APAC 14)

Date of flying : 26/04/2011

I’ve flown with Capt Kamis (APAC09) for my second night flying (NF2). Alhamdullilah, everything went normal as I getting used with dark-time flying. For today, I flown NF 6 with Capt Rao. It was the second time I’m flying with him during night time. Basically, during night time we practiced Normal and Flapless circuit only. There is no GLIDE/PFL circuit.

This is how it looks in DA-40 during Night Flying

There are few differences between Night and Day time flying. Normally, during Night Time flying, when you rotate (Vr) (Term: Pilot will start to pull-up to lift the nose wheel) and transfer from visual to instruments. Until reaching 300feet (Safe ALT), Flaps UP and LDG/Taxi light OFF as per normal.

During day time, we start to turn for downwind around 500feet. However, for SOLO at night, the turning Altitude increased from 500feet to 800feet. However, with instructor, you may turn earlier at 500feet (REFER: APFT SOP UPD:01/2011)

This time, Capt Rao asked me to practiced Radio Failure Procedure. (REF: APFT SOP 01/2011)

According to APFT  Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), pilot shall maintain 1000feet keeping a good lookout for another traffic. Squawk 7600 (Radio Failure). (Notes: Squawk 7500 (Unlawful Interference), Squawk 7700 (Distress) )


Referring to above picture, Note that the transponder code is set to 1200 ALT. XPDR stands for Transponder. After set the correct squawk code. Aircraft shall continue circuit and on final, descent and maintain 300feet OVER the Runway. Flash the letter R ( . _ . ) with LDG/TAXI light to notify ATC that you have Radio Failure. Then join circuit with 1000feet and wait for Light signal from Tower.

Steady Green –  Clear To Land

Steady Red – Overshoot and carry out another circuit

Intermittent Red – Aerodrome Unsafe , DO NOT LAND

After I followed as per procedure, I return with one more circuit and practiced Flapless approach to land. This time, Capt Rao request NO APPROACH LIGHT, NO PAPI LIGHT as well as LDG/TAXI Light OFF…The only lights available was the runway edge light.Touched down safely without any incident =).