A ceremony to honor the crew of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) Embraer 190 AR jet XY-AGQ flying flight UB 103 on 12 May was held at the Horizon Lake View Resort in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
UB 103 flying from Yangon to Mandalay on 12 May with a crew of 7 and 82 passengers was unable to deploy its nose landing gear on arrival at Mandalay but the captain successfully landed the plane without any injuries to anyone with minimum damage to the plane and the crew. This ceremony was held to honor their outstanding performance.
The ceremony was attended by Union Minister from the Office of the Union Government U Min Thu, Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung, Deputy Minister from the Office of the State Counsellor U Khin Maung Tin, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo and officials.
At the ceremony Union Minister U Min Thu delivered a speech on behalf of the State Counsellor saying that the State Counsellor was presenting a certificate of honor to the captain and crew of flight UB-103 for successfully and safely landing the aircraft and evacuating passengers after the occurrence of a serious problem with a potential for grave consequences.
Similarly Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung said the captain of the jet made a correct decision calmly while the crew followed the captain’s decision systematically and calmly enabling the jet to be landed without any injuries to passengers and crew while causing minimum damage to the plane. It was also due to the passengers of the plane who followed the instructions and guidelines of the captain and the crew with trust that the landing and evacuation of the plane was successfully conducted, said the Union Minister.
Next, a certificate of honor signed by the State Counsellor was presented to Chief Pilot U Myat Moe Aung, Co-pilots U Kaung Sat Lin and U Myo Thiha Aung, Senior Flight Attendant Daw Cherry Myint, Flight Attendants Daw K Ja Hsan Aung, Daw Khaing Zar Lin and Daw Ohnmar Aung by Union Minister U Min Thu.
Afterwards, Union Ministers U Thant Sin Maung and U Ohn Maung, Deputy Ministers U Khin Maung Tin and U Kyaw Myo, Permanent Secretary U Soe Thein and MNA Chief Executive Officer U Than Tun presented the crew with gifts of honor and certificates of honor.
Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited Chairman U Tun Myint Naing then presented cash awards for the captain and crew of the plane to Chief Pilot Myat Moe Aung who in return spoke words of thanks on behalf of the crew. — MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)