Burmese Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes: Eyewitness

By The Irrawaddy 11 June 2014

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.