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China Fighter-Maker Head Dies Amid First At-Sea Landing

Luo Yang, who headed China’s fighter-jet building program as chairman and president of Shenyang Aircraft Corp., died yesterday during landing tests for the nation’s first aircraft carrier.

Luo, 51, had a heart attack while helping oversee the tests, Shenyang Aircraft’s parent, state-controlled Aviation Industry Corp. of China, said today in an e-mailed statement.