A photo of the Y-8 aircraft. (Source: Wikipedia)

Hanoi (VNA) - Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late on June 7, a local official said.

Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers.

More than a dozen children were believed to be among the passengers on the plane travelling from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon.

Now they have found pieces of the damaged plane in the sea 136 miles (218 km) away from Dawei city, said Naing Lin Zaw, a tourism official in Myeik, adding the navy was still searching the sea.

According to an air force source, a navy search and rescue ship had found pieces of the plane in the sea.-VNA