Wreckage of crashed Myanmar military plane found under sea

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-15 21:41:50|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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YANGON, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The wreckage of a crashed Myanmar military plane was found entangled with a fishing net under sea off the country's southern coast, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services said Thursday.

The plane tail with a symbol of number 5820 was found enmeshed with the fishing net of a local vessel 35 meters under sea and 12.07 km west of Dawei city.

The air force and the army were searching the missing military plane with vessels, aircraft and helicopters as well as local vessels.

With a load of 2.4 tons of cargo and 122 people aboard, including 108 military personnel and their family members and 14 crew members, the aircraft of the Myanmar Air Force lost contact with the ground shortly after taking off from Myeik on June 7.

The missing plane was believed to have crashed in the Andaman Sea off the southern Tanintharyi region on a flight to Yangon.

A total of 90 bodies of people aboard the ill-fated aircraft have been recovered as of Thursday.