Military helicopter carrying diplomats crashed in Myanmar

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — A helicopter carrying foreign diplomats crashed in eastern Myanmar on Friday afternoon, injuring two pilots, the military spokesman said.

A few military attaches were on board the plane, which was en route to Yangon, the commercial capital, when it crashed shortly after take-off from Loy Khan village in northern Shan state, the spokesman Zhao Min Ton told Reuters.

The spokesman gave no further details.

He said they had attended a military statement in the area where the authorities recently seized drugs, chemicals and equipment worth $ 37 million.

It was not immediately clear if any other than the pilots were wounded.

Air accidents, whether civil or military aircraft, are not strange in the Asian country.

Myanmar is the largest producer of methamphetamine in the world, and the authorities are often keen to show large-scale seizures to the media.


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