YANGON, June 12 (Xinhua) -- The search for victims aboard a crashed Myanmar military plane entered the 5th day on Monday when a total of 81 bodies had been recovered, the Office of the Defense Services said.
The latest five bodies were recovered along the Maungmakan beach area off the southern coast of Tanintharyi.
Search operations for the crashed Myanmar military plane continued on Monday with nine naval vessels, five aircraft and two helicopters of the Air Force as well as local vessels.
With 122 people on board, including 108 military personnel and their family members and 14 crew members, the transport plane of the Myanmar Air Force lost contact with the ground shortly after taking off from Myeik on Wednesday.
The cause of the tragedy was still under investigation.