Debris of a Myanmar military plane (chinese made Y-8-200F transport plane) which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late on Wednesday, a local official said.
Earlier, Myanmar military and civil aviation officials have said that an army aircraft with 120 people on board, including soldiers, family members and aircraft staff, went missing on Wednesday on a flight from a southern town to the city of Yangon.
It is a chinese made Y-8-200F transport plane left the coastal town of Myeik at 1:06 p.m (0636 GMT) heading north to Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on a regular weekly flight that visits several coastal towns.
The plane lost contact 29 minutes after take off while flying at 18,000 feet over the Andaman Sea, about 43 miles (70 km) west of the town of Dawei, the military said.
The officials have said that, they have found pieces of the damaged plane in the sea 136 miles (218 km) away from Dawei city, a navy search and rescue ship had found pieces of the plane in the sea an hour’s flight south of Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital.
Official said, the weather had been “normal” with good visibility when the plane took off.