Burmese Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes: Eyewitness

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Burmese Air Force fighter jets fly over 2013 Armed Forces Day celebrations in Naypyidaw. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)

MANDALAY—A Burmese Air Force fighter jet appeared to crash in central Burma’s in Magwe Division on Wednesday morning, according to an eyewitness.

The accident happened around 8:30 am at Yaung Mae Nga village tract, in central Burma’s vast plains and about 40 miles east of the divisional capital, Magwe, where an Air Force base is situated.

Local man Myint Win told The Irrawaddy that he heard a loud bang in the sky and saw two pilots eject from the flaming jet and parachute to safety.

Access to the crash-site was immediately blocked, the witness said. Burmese Air Force officials could not be reached for comment.

One Response to Burmese Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes: Eyewitness

  1. Burmese Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes because the pilot thought that he was flying a Dakota: Retraining please, those toys for the big boys are very expensive.

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