5 suspects arrested for vandalizing aircraft in Myanmar

2021-09-25 06:35:45 GMT2021-09-25 14:35:45(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

YANGON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Five suspects were arrested in connection with vandalism of aircrafts in Myanmar, state media reported on Saturday.

A flight of Air KBZ which planned to fly to Heho of Shan state from Yangon was replaced with another one as leaves were found in both of the pilot tubes of the aircraft before its journey on Aug. 12, the report said.

Due to a malfunction of Auto Pilot System, the replaced flight had to return to the Yangon International Airport seven minutes after take-off from the airport and it was later found out that both pilot tubes were stuffed with leaves.

Another aircraft was replaced and leaves were found in its left pilot tube during the pre-departure inspection.

According to the state media's report, five staff of the airline involving a line maintenance manager have been arrested after investigation and the related suspects will soon be identified and arrested. Enditem