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Production head of new fighter jet dies in NE China

11-26-2012 14:03 BJT

SHENYANG, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The head of production for China's new J-15 fighter jet died of a heart attack while on duty on Sunday, China's Shenyang Aircraft Corp. (SAC) confirmed on Monday.

"Mourn General Manager Luo Yang. Luo will be immortal," read the electronic signs at the gates of the SAC, a subsidiary of China's state-owned aircraft maker, the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC).

The flags have been lowered at the gates of the SAC, which is based in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.

Luo was also chairman and chief manager of the SAC.

Luo experienced a sudden heart attack while participating in flight landing training for China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, around noon on Sunday, according to the report from China Central Television (CCTV).

A new J-15 fighter jet was used as part of the landing exercise.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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