April 18, 2024

Myanmar airplane for repatriation of troopers crashes at Mizoram airport, 3 injured

A Myanmar navy airplane crashed on the Lengpui airport on the outskirts of Aizawl on Tuesday, officers mentioned.

The airplane had arrived right here to take again the Myanmarese troopers who crossed over to India final week, following gunfights with ethnic rebel group ‘Arakan Military’, they mentioned.

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There have been six individuals on the airplane and three of them have been critically injured within the accident, officers mentioned.

Whereas touchdown, it overshot the tabletop runway of the airport and crashed. The impression of the accident was such that the airplane cut up into two, they mentioned.

A complete of 276 Myanmarese troopers had entered Mizoram final week, and of them, 184 have been despatched again on Monday, officers mentioned.

The remaining 92 troopers have been to be repatriated on Tuesday, they mentioned.

The airplane was imagined to take them to Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.