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Debris of Myanmar military plane with 116 onboard found in sea

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New Delhi, June 7, 2017: Pieces of debris from Myanmar military plane which went missing on Wednesday over the Andaman Sea found in the sea, says official.

The transport plane carrying 116 people was flying over the Andaman Sea when it disappeared from the radars, the army chief’s office said in a statement.

“Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 pm (07:05 GMT) when it reached about 20 miles west of Dawei town,” the office of military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing said in a statement.

Four naval ships and two air force planes have been sent to search for the plane, which was flying between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon at more than 18,000 feet when it went missing.

Dawei is a port town an hour’s flight south of Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital.

The office said 90 passengers — servicemen from Myeik air force command and family members — were on board as well as 14 crew members.

It said the plane was delivered in March last year and had 809 flying hours.

More details awaited.

Wefornews Bureau

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