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Bodies, wreckage of Myanmar military plane found

Bodies, wreckage of Myanmar military plane found

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Jun 2017, 11:36 am
Yangon, Myanmar, June 8 (IBNS) : Wreckage and bodies from a Myanmar military plane that went missing on Wednesday afternoon have been found in the Andaman Sea, CNN reported quoting military sources.

Aircraft parts and the remains of two adults and a child, along with life jackets and luggage were discovered on Thursday morning, 14 miles west of Kyauk Ni Maw in Rakhine state.

The report said search operation is ongoing.

The plane, with 122 people on board, lost contact 29 minutes after taking off from the coastal town of Myeik. It was headed toward the capital of Yangon and part of a regularly scheduled military flight, a military spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.

Of the 122 people on board, 108 were passengers and 14 were crew. Myanmar state media reported that 15 children and 58 civilian adults were among the missing. The other passengers were military personnel.