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Plane with 120 passengers missing in Burma

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/07/17, 11:31 am

A military transport plane carrying about 120 people, many of them civilians, went missing today in Burma. The plane’s route from southern Burma to Yangon went over the Andaman Sea, raising fears it could have crashed into the ocean. The plane was carrying relatives of soldiers to help them offset transportation costs, a common practice for military families stationed in the somewhat remote south. A Burmese official said it was raining at the time of the crash but not heavily.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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