Myanmar plane crash kills 12 people


Footage shows the wreckage of a plane crash which killed 12 people in Myanmar this morning (June 10).

The aircraft was carrying six crew and eight passengers when it crashed near the city of Pyin Oo Lwin.

A military spokesman blamed the plane crash on ‘bad weather’. Zaw Min Tun said: ‘It lost communications when it was 400 metres away from a steel factory near the airport.’

Myanmar and other countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are at the start of their tropical monsoon rainy season, which lasts until October. Soaring temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius are often followed by powerful tropical storms with thunder, lightning, rain and flash floods.