A Myanmar pilot died on Tuesday after a “technological failure” caused his armed forces jet boxer to plummet into a paddy field in the centre of the country, the military stated.
A real-time video clip on Facebook showed fires rippling up from the collision site near Kyunkone village regarding an hour away from the capital Naypyidaw.
Neighborhood people found the subconscious body of the pilot attached to his parachute nearby and attempted to drag him away from the scattered particles for medical help.
The army chief’s office later confirmed on its Facebook page that the crash was due to a “technical failure” and that the pilot died of his injuries on the way to a military hospital in nearby Taungoo town. ” An examination is recurring,” the post added.
Police informed AFP that the single-seater F-7 jet fighter dropped about 10am on Tuesday early morning while a military source said the pilot, Major Arkar Win, remained in his mid-30s.
The F-7 is a Cold War period fighter jet– a Chinese made variant of the Soviet Union’s MiG-21.
Myanmar has actually seen a wave of aeronautics accidents in recent years, including a devastating army plane accident in June last year in which 122 individuals were eliminated.
Bad climate triggered the Chinese-built Shaanxi Y8, which was bring loads of soldiers and more than 70 loved ones of servicemen, including 15 children, to plummet right into the Andaman Sea.
It took days for rescue employees to pull bodies as well as parts of the airplane, including the black box, from the sea.