Military Plane has crashed, leaving 12 people dead.
Newsone reports that military plane has crashed near Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay, leaving at least 12 people dead.
This online news platform understands that the military plane was flying from the capital, Naypyidaw, to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin on Thursday and was coming in to land when it crashed about 300 metres (984 feet) from a steel plant, the military-owned Myawaddy television station reported.
Newsone reports that a spokesman for Myanmar’s military, Zaw Min Tun, said the plane had “lost communications” during bad weather. Emergency workers were still on the scene, he added.
The military plane, Newsone reports, was carrying six military personnel and also monks who were due to attend a ceremony at a Buddhist monastery, other media reports said.
Among the victims was one of Myanmar’s most influential Buddhist monks – Abhisheka Maha Rattha Guru Bhatanda Kavisara, according to the Irrawaddy news website. The monk is venerated by the Myanmar military, it reported.
A second monk, two lieutenant commanders and two captains also died, Irrawaddy said. Newsone
Who survived the military plane crash?
Newsone reports that the pilot and one passenger survived the military plane crash and were taken to a military hospital, according to a resident and posting by a community group.
Photographs on social media sighted by Newsone reporter, showed a badly damaged fuselage lying on its side.
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