Myanmar's military said Tuesday that a transport plane carrying 120 people went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

The Yangon-bound plane, with 106 passengers and 14 crew members, lost contact with air control at around 1:35 p.m., about half an hour after it took off from the southern town of Myeik.

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The Chinese-made Y-8 transport aircraft, which was also carrying 2.4 tons of cargo, was heading back to its base in Yangon as a final flight of its logistics supply mission to several coastal towns in the Tanintharyi Region.

Its last identified location as was about 70 kilometers southwest of the regional capital Dawei.

The military said search-and-rescue efforts are under way using six naval ships and 3 air force planes.

Local media reported said some debris being found, but there was no immediate official confirmation of that.

The aircraft was acquired by Myanmar's air force in March 2016 and has a service time of only around 800 hours.