Military helicopter crashes into school in Sabah

All 14 people on board the helicopter are safe after the aircraft crashed onto the roof of a school building in Tawau, Sabah.
All 14 people on board the helicopter are safe after the aircraft crashed onto the roof of a school building in Tawau, Sabah. PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A military helicopter with 14 people on board crashed onto the roof of a school building in Tawau on Tuesday morning (Oct 4).

The incident reportedly occurred at about 9.11am at Sekolah Menengah Balung.

Tawau district police chief Asst Comm Fadil Marcus confirmed the incident and said police were still gathering information.

"It is unclear what the exact situation is at the moment or how many were injured," he said.

It is learnt that a few students and air force personnel were slightly injured in the incident.

The pilot was reported to have lost control of the helicopter after it took off from Tawau airport for Semporna.