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Military Myanmar Plane Disappears with 120 Passengers on Board, Hunt for Debris Underway

A Myanmar military plane with 120 people on board disappeared on Wednesday,  according to a military spokesperson the flight was heading to Yangon. The flight lost communication around 1:35 p.m after it took off at 1:06 p.m. from Myeik. According to the AFP some debris has been found in the Andaman Sea.

In an early statement Gen. Myat Min Oo said the number of passenger on board was 90, but according to the Associated Press there were actually 106 passengers on board, mostly civilians and family members of military personnel, plus 14 crew members.

According to the latest announcement from the commander of the military rescue efforts have doubled down and now iced six navy ship and three military aircrafts. According to Gen. Min Oo the initial search and rescue team included four ships and two aircrafts.

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