Passenger shot as plane struck by gunfire

Monday, 02 Oct, 2022 0

A passenger was shot mid-air after a bullet fired from the ground pierced through the aircraft’s fuselage.

The Myanmar National Airlines’ passenger was rushed to a hospital after the plane touched down.

The aircraft was at an altitude of 3,500 feet and set-to land at Loikaw Airport

MNA has now cancelled all flights at the airport.

Myanmar’s military government accused rebel groups of firing on the aircraft.

“I want to say that this kind of attack on a passenger plane is a war crime,” said Major General Zaw Min Tun.

There were 63 passengers on the ATR-72 plane, flew from Yangon.

The male passenger was hit in the face but is expected to survive.



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