Debris of Myanmar military plane found in Andaman Sea

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Debris from Myanmar military plane

Debris from Myanmar military plane with over 100 people on board which went missing on Wednesday has been found in the Andaman Sea. Military Plane was carrying 105 passengers and 11 crew members.

According to sources, Navy search and rescue ship had found pieces of the military transport plane in the Andaman Sea late on Wednesday.

The Chinese-made Y-8 transport aircraft departed from the coastal town of Myeik at 1:06 p.m (0636 GMT) traveling towards north to Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on a regular weekly flight that visits several coastal towns, authorities said.

The aircraft lost contact 29 minutes after take off while flying at 18,000 feet over the Andaman Sea, around 43 miles (70 km) west of the town of Dawei, the military said.

“We don’t know what exactly happened to this plane after the loss of contact,” said Kyaw Kyaw Htey, a civil aviation official at Myeik airport.

The plane was purchased in March 2016 and had a sum of 809 flying hours. It was conveying 2.4 tons of supplies, the military said.

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