A private jet charter has corroborated the findings of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), saying that there is no indication that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s chartered plane was sabotaged.
“VistaJet confirms the recent statements of the Malaysian Authorities that one of the company’s aircraft had a technical issue in its normal course of operations before departure which at no point jeopardised safety,” VistaJet International said.
The company said this in a statement today, noting that another VistaJet aircraft was immediately made available to fulfil Dr Mahathir’s schedule.
The statement backed what CAAM chairman Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman had stated that Dr Mahathir’s plane was unable to fly due to air leakage from the left hand nose wheel, which was a minor and routine technical fault. Earlier, in Langkawi, despite the explanation, Dr Mahathir had during a 30-minute ceramah here last night, repeated the allegation of his plane being sabotaged, before saying it again during the press conference this morning.