June 16, 2017

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets families of the air crash victims

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing greets with local people who helped in the search and recovery operation for crashed plane. Photo: MNA

Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing yesterday met with families of the air crash victims, thanked the departmental personnel and volunteers in the search and recovery operation and was briefed on the search and recovery operation.
First, the Senior General met with Tatmadaw officers and personnel and families onboard the crashed plane in Mingaladon Air Force Headquarter office.
The Senior General then met with families of the four Tatmadaw personnel and family members who were onboard the crashed plane in Dawei military base guest house, remaining families of 46 Tatmadaw officer, personnel and family members in Myeik air force base meeting hall and remaining families of 14 Tatmadaw officer, personnel and family members in Botepyin airport guest house and provided cash assistance.
He also met with departments, organisations, civil societies and local people who helped in the search and recovery operation yesterday at Dawei town hall.
Around 5 p.m. on 15 June, the tail portion of the plane was found in the area where it disappeared from the radar. Tatmadaw (navy) vessels and fishing vessels combed the area with much difficulties after which the discovery was made. The search operation is continuing in the area and once the Black Box is recovered, some answers can be obtained and it will be announced truthfully said the Senior General.
The Senior General then presented cash which was received by the Taninthayi region government minister for security and border affairs. The Senior General also presented cash and document to honor the crew of the fishing vessel that found the tail portion of the plane.—Myanmar News
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