Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 18:26
An official delegation from Myanmar travelled to Beijing on June 23 to inspect the black boxes of two MA60 aircraft bought from China which experienced landing incidents recently.
They will cooperate with Chinese officials from Aviation Department in Beijing to investigate the causes of the incidents, the officials said.
The state-owned Myanma Airways has grounded its three Chinese-made MA60 planes for safety concerns following two landing incidents involving the aircraft in the past months.
In mid-May, an MA60 overshot the end of a runway at an airport in eastern Shan State injuring two people. Another MA60 carrying about 60 passengers skidded off a runway at a domestic airport in southern Myanmar on June 10 but nobody was injured.
Win Swe Tun, the deputy director-general of Civil Aviation Department is leading the delegation to China and has said that they will report their findings when they return.
The aviation authorities also went to Australia to inspect the black box of an Air Bagan aircraft which crashed-landed at Heho Airport in Shan State, killing three people in December 2012.
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