Sunday, June 11, 2017

What brought the plane down? The weather

8 June 2017

Several bodies and debris (click here) were found in the water after a Myanmar military plane vanished over the Andaman Sea with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the country's army said in a statement.

The Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft disappeared on Wednesday afternoon about a half-hour after leaving Myeik, also known as Mergui, for Yangon on a route that would have taken it over the Andaman Sea.
The army said on Thursday that 10 corpses, including five children and four women, had been retrieved so far from the sea.what 
A plane wheel, two life jackets and some bags with clothes - believed to be from the missing plane - was also found, the statement also said. 
"We have found the plane and some dead bodies this morning about 8:25am [01:55 GMT]," a spokesman for the military's information team told the AFP news agency.
"Some were on their way for medical check-ups and to attend school," said a spokesman from the military's information team....

According to historical data of that day; June 7, 2017; the winds were mild and out of the south with temperatures on the ground between 78 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather appeared to be good for flying.

Past Weather in Yangon (click here)

There have been a lot of disappearing and crashing planes from this region of the world lately.