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Y-8 Plane Update: Black Box, Cockpit Voice Recorder Found

19 June 2017

The tail of crashed military transport plane Y-8 and some other parts were salvaged on Sunday - Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) were placed in the tail. A male body was recovered along with the debris – so far 92 bodies have been retrieved. The debris bearing Flight No.5820 was spotted on Thursday evening as deep as about 35 metres at a place of 260° west to and 7.5 miles from Dawei Myinkhwa  Bay. Search efforts for the remaining parts by military vessels, fishing vessels and skilled soldier divers continue. The plane en route from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon lost contact after takeoff while flying at 5,485 meters over the Andaman Sea, about 43 miles west of the town of Dawei on June 7. It was carrying 122 passengers and 14 crew. Investigation into the cause of the plane crash is underway.

Photos- Commander-In-Chief Office