A Myanmar military plane carrying 116 people went missing today between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon, according to the office of the army chief and an airport source.

Source: b'An airport source, who asked not to be named, said the plane was carrying 105 passengers and 11 crew. | Source: Representative image, Reuters'

"Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 PM (07:05 GMT) when it reached about 20 miles west of Dawei town," the commander-in-chief's office said in a statement, adding search and rescue was ongoing.

An airport source, who asked not to be named, said the plane was carrying 105 passengers and 11 crew.

(Feature image source: Reuters)