Myanmar: Three killed in helicopter crash (Source: AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – An MI2 helicopter belonging to Myanmar’s army crashed and burst into flames in the country’s central region, killing three officers on board on June 14.

Army sources said the crash happened at 11:30 am (local time) near Taik Oo town in south central Bago, 150 km away from Yangon city, in poor weather conditions.

The accident occurred when the helicopter was flying from Meikhtila to Mawby. 

According to local authority, the rescue team at the scene confirmed three fatalities, including a major, a captain and a crew member. 

No exact number of people who were on board has been provided. 

Further investigations are being carried out.-VNA