Feedback on Report on Y8 Plane Crash in Myanmar on June 7
09:30 AM, June 8, 2017
The Representative Office of China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) was told from the Myanmar Air Force that at 13:35 local time on June 7, 2017, en route to Yangon from Myeik, the Southern city of Myanmar, a Y8F200W (No.5820) had crashed at the sea. The passengers included the air crew, servicemen and their family members (with the juveniles). The rescue is still undergoing. Up to now, no exact numbers have been reported dead.
The No.5820 Y8 was delivered to the Myanmar Air Force by CATIC in March, 2016. Through the relevant channel, CATIC has expressed the deepest sympathy to the Myanmar Air Force and the most painful mourning to the family members of the victims. CATIC has been ready and will try our best to assist the Myanmar side to conduct all the work related to the accident investigation.
China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation
On March 23, 2017, a grand Pakistan Day parade was celebrated in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. At the ceremony, the first appearance of the Combined Honor Guard of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) attracted the audiences. Far more excitedly, the CATIC’s exported F-7P/F-7PG, K-8P, Z-9EC and JF-17 made their public appearances These aircraft attracted the audience and were highly appraised while flying in the sky.
Picture 1 The JF-17s cooperated by China and Pakistan make public appearance at the Pakistan Day parade
Picture 2 The K-8P trainers at the parade
Picture 3 The F-7 jet fighters exported by CATIC
Picture 4 The Z-9ECs helicopters
The history of CATIC and Pakistan can date back to the 1980’s. Through more than 30 years of sincere cooperation, CATIC has delivered several hundreds of various aircraft, including trainers, transports, fighters, helicopters and UAVs to the Pakistan’s army, navy and air force. Furthermore, through the strengthening trust, the cooperation has turned from the aircraft sales and spare parts support to the establishment of aircraft and engine overhaul capability, aircraft R&D as well as cooperative production, which are playing a significant role in the Pakistan’s defense power and aviation industry.