The body of Capt Hasman Hussin, who died after the vehicle he was travelling in was swept away by flood waters in Missouri, the United States of America, is expected to arrive in Malaysia on Wednesday.
According to a statement from the Army Headquarters here, Capt Hasman’s remains were expected to be flown on a China Airlines flight on Jan 5 at about 12.20am United States time (1.20pm Malaysian time) and arrive on Jan 6 at 1.15pm local time.
The aircraft will fly via Taipei and will transit for three hours, it said.
“However, the Office of the Defence Attache in Washington DC and the United States authorities are still looking for an alternative if there is a way of flying the remains and the accompanying officer earlier to Malaysia,” it said.
Capt Hasman’s remains arrived in New York at 5.30am Malaysian time today after being flown on a commercial flight from the Lambert-St Louis International Airport, Missouri yesterday.
Capt Hasman, 33, who was attending a course at Fort Leonard Wood since last Oct 1, was reported missing on Dec 26 after the vehicle he was travelling in together with his college mates was swept off by flood waters in Missouri, which also killed his four friends.
Last Wednesday, the Army Headquarters confirmed that Capt Hasman’s body was found at 11am on Dec 28 (1am, Malaysian time on Dec 29).