Orchids of late pilot to be auctioned

October, 01/2018 - 20:00

Orchids grown by late Lieutenant Colonel Khuất Mạnh Trí, who was killed when his military aircraft crashed in July, will be auctioned to raise funds for his children.

Orchids grown by late Lieutenant Colonel Khuất Mạnh Trí, who was killed in a military aircraft crash, will be auctioned to raise funds for his children.
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN — Orchids grown by late Lieutenant Colonel Khuất Mạnh Trí, who was killed when his military aircraft crashed in July, will be auctioned to raise funds for his children.

The 32 orchids include various types like lan phi điệp (dendrobium Anosmum) and hạc vỹ (Dendrobium Aphyllum). All proceeds from the auction will be used to fund the education of his two children.

The late colonel had a special love for orchids and grew various types. After the accident, Trí’s family asked his colleagues in Việt Nam Air Force’s Regiment 921 to take care of the orchid garden for him.

As Regiment 921 will move from its current location in Sóc Sơn District, Hà Nội to Yên Bái Province, Trí’s colleagues decided to auction the orchids so that the image of the late colonel and his beautiful flowers will live on in the memories of his family and friends.

A colleague who worked with Trí for five years told new.zing.vn that they once drove up to Hòa Bình to collect an orchid branch.

The auction will take place at 8am on October 14 in Quang Tiến Commune in Sóc Sơn District, Hà Nội. Anyone interested can contact his colleague Trịnh Dương Tuấn via his phone number +84977985866.

Trí was among two pilots killed in the aircraft accident, along with the Colonel Phạm Giang Nam. The Su-22U aircraft crashed in the central province of Nghệ An on July 26. — VNS

Lieutenant Colonel Trí was killed in the crash on July 26. — Photos news.zing.vn

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