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Bodies of two pilots recovered after military aircraft crash

Update: July, 27/2018 - 11:00
The location where the Su-22U military aircraft crashed on Thursday in Nghệ An Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Bích Huệ
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN — Rescue forces on Thursday night recovered the bodies of two pilots whose military aircraft crashed in the central province of Nghệ An’s Dừa Village, according to the High Command of Military Region 4.

Their remains were taken to the Funeral Home of Military Region 4, located in Vinh City.

On Friday morning, the Ministry of Defence, Air Defence and local authorities held a memorial ceremony for the two airmen.

The air force and families of the two pilots will hold a funeral for the pair at the mortuary of the Military Medicine Hospital No 4 in Vinh City, Nghệ An Province on Saturday morning.

Their remains will then be taken back to their hometowns in Hà Nội and Thái Bình Province.

The authorities, meanwhile, continued their search on Friday morning at the scene for the remaining pieces of the aircraft. They have also found the black box of the aircraft, which will provide crucial data to find out the reason behind the crash.  

The pilots died when their military aircraft crashed in Nghệ An Province on Thursday afternoon after losing contact during a training session. — VNS

 

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