Sea and air search is underway after aircraft carrying mostly families of military personnel disappears

A military transport plane with 120 people on board has gone missing on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman has said. There were fears it may have crashed into the ocean, since its route would have taken it over the Andaman Sea.

General Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 106 passengers – mostly families of military personnel – and 14 crew members when it went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

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