Ali in Tibet, the first plane returning veterans no longer take risks Road
veterans with Ali to say goodbye. Diesel accounted for the giant photo
miles home day also
– Ali Military veterans returning possession of the first plane out Sidelights
■ Luo Le newspaper correspondent Xu Bicheng
“Mom, can I arrived home before dinner!” “Really? Lange fast Oh?” ??December at 11:00 on the 3rd, Ali Military compound, ex-soldiers Chen Junlin a partition connected veterans get to the airport bus, on the phone and quickly dialed his home in Sichuan, told their mother to prepare a dinner. 1 hour, he will take the country air machine to fly from Chengdu airport Alikunsha. In the evening, he and his family can be reunited.
Military veterans Ali is the first plane out of Tibet to return home. Today and leave with him more than 50 veterans, from Alikunsuo airport flight aboard a flight to Lhasa, China, Chengdu and other places.
Ali known as “the roof of the world’s roof”, with 1800 kilometers away from Lhasa, from the Xinjiang Yecheng 1,100 km, China has so far not one of all-pass road. Currently, from Ali to Yecheng 1100 km of roads, 800 km is pavement. The road leading to Lhasa, and only less than half the mileage is asphalt, a possession of the land very difficult. Winter, Tibet line is often accompanied by storms, landslides, avalanches, landslides and hypoxia 5 “blades”, each district to send veterans past, are a test of life and death.
Ali, a former political commissar of the Xinjiang Military Military Yaoyong Liang, deputy director of the Political Department, said: In 1950, the Xinjiang Military independent of the first regiment cavalry division with 136 people the first advance into Tibet, to take horse riding, camel, etc. , more than two months away, 63 people gave their lives. The early 1990s, Ali Plateau veterans down by truck, usually two weeks. One year, encountered the storm on the way, go a full month. In recent years, Ali Military veterans hiring local bus transport to Kashgar the earliest five days.
July 1, Alikunsha airport put into service, so veterans Ali flew out of Tibet plateau possible. Ali Military commissar Yang Cheng told reporters this year, the Central Military Commission, headquarters and national authorities under the care of airport transportation enabled Kunsha veterans, veterans transportation difficult problems are solved, the end of Ali plateau of veterans to travel long distances to return home history.
just sit down and find a seat on the plane of Chen Junlin excitedly told reporters: “Seven years ago, I joined the army train from Chengdu, transfer cars, tossing back and forth until half a month to the district today , playing on the home of two children nap, really clouds toward the border between the speech, thousands of miles home day also, Ali roof of the world is no longer far away. “
(December 5, Ali told Xinhua)