Pilot of missing chopper found alive

2014-10-09 13:49
Helicopter. (Efrem Lukatsky, AP, file)

Helicopter. (Efrem Lukatsky, AP, file)

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Yangon - The Thai pilot of a helicopter that went missing in a mountainous part of Myanmar almost two weeks ago has been found and taken to hospital.

The pilot - identified by Thai media as Chatchawal Thanthong - arrived in Yangon late on Wednesday. He'd been flown from northern Kachin state after a search party discovered him earlier in the day.

His helicopter disappeared on 27 September as it was delivering supplies to rescuers looking for lost climbers on one of Myanmar's tallest mountains. Two other men were on board, both from Myanmar.

Hope was fading for the crew when one of the men walked into a small town on Tuesday. He said his crew were still alive, prompting the search that found the Thai pilot. The other crew member is still missing.

Read more on:    myanmar  |  thailand  |  air travel

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