Debris and three bodies have been found of the Myanmar Chinese made Y-8-200F military transport plane that went missing while flying over the Andaman Sea. The Andaman Sea is located west of Thailand and to the south of Myanmar.
Three bodies – those of two adults and a child – were found by a navy ship 35km from the southern costal town of Launglon, the military said. A plane wheel that was believed to be from the Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane was also found, the statement said.
General Myat Min Oo earlier said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 106 passengers – mostly families of military personnel – and 14 crew members when it went missing on Wednesday afternoon.
“The military plane went missing and lost contact after it took off from Myeik, and now the military has started a sea and air search with naval ships and military aircraft and is preparing for rescue operations,” he said. – The Guardian
It is being reported that the aircraft took off at 1:06 pm and contact was lost at 1:35 pm.
Featured image of Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 by M Radzi Desa via Wikipedia