Yangon, (IINA) - Myanmar's army said Thursday it had found wreckage and bodies from a military transport flight that crashed in the Andaman Sea a day earlier with 122 people on board, DPA reported.
Search teams found the bodies of two adults and one child, as well as lifejackets, baggage and parts of the aircraft, according to a post on army chief Min Aung Hlaing's official Facebook page.
The debris was recovered just after 8am (0200 GMT) around 35 kilometres southwest of Launglon township, Tanintharyi region.
The Chinese made Shaanxi-Y8 vanished from radar screens at around 1.35pm on Wednesday. Ships, helicopters, and planes were deployed to search for the aircraft but the seas were rough at the time of the crash, according to the statement.
On board were dozens of soldiers and their families, including 15 children and a flight crew of 14.
The last crash involving a military aircraft was in February 2016. Five people were killed when a plane came down outside Naypyitaw, the political capital.
Source: International Islamic News Agency