Tatmadaw aircraft carrying Zaygon Sayadaw, well-wishers crashes while landing at Anisakhan Airport in bad weather

A Tatmadaw aircraft carrying eight members of the Sangha and laypersons, including Zaygon Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Kavisara, who will hold the stake-driving ceremony for the construction of Maha Withutayama Zaygon Pariyatti Buddhist Learning Centre in Kyaukphyadoe Village of Thontaung Village-tract in PyinOoLwin Township of Mandalay Region together with eight crew members left Nay Pyi Taw Airport at about 7 am yesterday for Anisakhan Airport (PyinOoLwin). At about 8 am, the aircraft, while landing at Anisakhan Airport, was out of connection and crashed at an estimated map reference (KE-334332), about 400 metres southeast of the PyinOoLwin Steel Plant near the airport.
State Ovadacariya Presiding Nayaka of Maha Withutayama Zaygon Pariyatti Buddhist Learning Centre in Pyinmana of Nay Pyi Taw Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Kavisara Mahathera, aged 95, vasa 75, passed away in the event at about 8 am on Thursday, 1st Waxing of Nayon, 1383 ME, (10 June 2021). Final rites of the remains will be held on 14 June (Monday). —MNA

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