Four Burmese military personnel were killed and one was seriously wounded after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after taking off in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday, according to officials.
The Beechcraft passenger plane, that was carrying five crew members and believed to be on a routine patrol, went down in a field near the airport.
Hundreds of people crowded in the area as officials raced to douse the fire and sift through the smouldering wreckage of the plane, said an AFP reporter at the scene.
Myanmar’s Ministry of Information said a deputy corporal was the only person to have survived out of the crew of five.
“(He) was sent to military hospital and the aircraft fire was extinguished by three fire service trucks, according to initial reports,” it said in a statement on its official Facebook page.
It also published a series of pictures of the remains of the aircraft showing just one wing intact and a thick stream of smoke rising into the air.