Myanmar plane missing with 120 passengers on board which includes soldiers and their families and crew.
According to military reports military plane of Myanmar lost contact 29 minutes after take-off while flying at 18,000 feet (5,485 meters) above the sea, on 43 miles (70 km) west of the town of Dawei.Myanmar plane missing
Kyaw Kyaw Htey, a civil aviation official at Myeik airport said “We don’t know what exactly happened to this plane after the loss of contact,”.
Authorities of Civil aviation at first said there were 105 people on the plane. The military afterward said those on board included 106 soldiers and their family members and 14 crew. The maximum capability of the aircraft was 200 people, said a military officer.
It is heavy rain season in Myanmar, but Kyaw Kyaw Htey said the weather had been “normal” with good visibility when the plane took off.
The military started a search soon after the plane went missing, six navy ships and three military planes were mobilized to search for the plane, said the army in a press release. The search continued until night started.
More than 300-400 people, including firefighters, medics, emergency and welfare officials, gathered on the seashore near the town of Launglon, close to the area where the navy search was concentrated, said Naing Myo Thwin, the chairman of the local funeral organization, from the spot.
“We haven’t seen any trace of the plane yet,” Naing Myo Thwin told press.
A local police officer also speaking from the spot, confirmed that there were a huge number of people gathered on the shore. He said because they had not found any mark of the plane they were moving to other areas along the beach.
According to military officials the plane was bought in March 2016 and had a total of 809 flying hours. It was carrying 2.4 tons of supplies.
Staff in hospitals of Myanmar was doubled after this News.