Myanmar Air Force Beechcraft 1900D crashes, killing 12 people

Alan Lebeda

A Beechcraft 1900D of the Myanmar Air Force crashed under unknown circumstances near Pyin Oo Lwin. 

The aircraft, registration 4610, took off from Naypyidaw International Airport (NYT), in Myanmar’s capital city and was on its way to Pyin Oo Lwin, in Mandalay. Sixteen people were on board, including military personnel, monks, and several civilians, according to local media.

The flight was approaching the military airport of Anisakan when it crashed for an unknown reason, 1,8 kilometers away from its destination. Twelve occupants were killed in the crash, the other four were injured, according to the Mandalay Region Fire Department.

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