Yangon Correspondent: An army helicopter crashed violently near the YangonMandalay highway in central Burma on Tuesday that killed three military servicemen on board, according to official reports.
The Mi-2 military helicopter went down in a valley some 270 kilometers (168 miles) northeast of capital Yangon just after it took off from Taungngu airbase in the Bago region at 11.30 a.m where the fatal incident took place owing to bad weather, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Burmas defense forces declared.
The helicopter set off from the Meikhtila airbase in central Mandalay Division for Myeik city in southern Thaninthayi Division.
The reason behind the plane crash was unknown but still being investigated into the matter.
Earlier in February, five defense personnel died in a small army plane crash when it was on a routine patrol near the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.
In July, a passenger airplane of Bagan owned by a local business person Tay Za by name was flying with 49 people in when it skidded off just after landing during heavy rain fall at Yangon Airport.