Parts of missing Myanmar Air Force Fighter Jet found

Map shows the site where the crashed fighter jet is found.  photo:  HO/Myanmar News Agency
Map shows the site where the crashed fighter jet is found.  photo: HO/Myanmar News Agency

Parts of a Myanmar Air Force G-4 fighter jet which went missing during a training mission on 5 September were discovered 12 miles south of Gwa town, which is 5 miles north of the plane’s last known location, officials said yesterday.
The jet went missing during a training mission along the Pathein-Hinthada-Gwa-Pathein route on the morning of 5 September, losing radio contact with Pathein Airport at 350 degrees north-west of Pathein, 36 miles in distance, at 9:18 am.
Tatmadaw forces and aircraft and helicopters from Tatmadaw (Air Force) have conducted search and rescue operations for the missing plane since the morning of its disappearance. Since that time, parts of the plane have been recovered by the Tatmadaw, including part of the head of the jet, a wheel, two wings, a parachute, parts of machines and a PT 2-brand bottle. Most of the parts were discovered 12 miles south of Gwa Town, 5 miles north of the plane’s last known location.
Searches for the pilot and the remaining parts of the jet are being conducted, as is finding a cause of the crash, it was learnt. —MNA22528933 1487842821336578 1662285982928997628 o 22528846 1487960277991499 1079115473915321507 o

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