Burma

Myanmar Military Helicopter Crashes Carrying Foreign Military Attachés: No Deaths

By The Irrawaddy 6 March 2020

Yangon — A Myanmar military helicopter carrying at least 15 people, including foreign military attachés to Myanmar, crashed shortly after it took off in Kaungkha Village, Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, on Friday afternoon.

Some crew members were injured but the military attachés on board were unharmed, according to sources.

The military attachés and journalists were brought by the military (or Tatmadaw) in four helicopters to the village on Friday to observe a drugs haul.

Myanmar’s military said early this week that it seized over 91 billion kyats (US$66 million) worth narcotics, precursor chemicals, stimulants and equipment between Feb. 28 and March 3 near Kaungkha.

Translated to Burmese by Thet Ko Ko

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