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Vietnamese Military Search for Missing Plane With Nine on Board

A military coastguard search plane with nine people on board disappeared in Vietnam while on a mission, the local media reported Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The search plane lost contact with command near the Bach Long Vi island, a small island in the Gulf of Tonkin that is located halfway between mainland Vietnam and China’s Hainan island, on Thursday, the Thanh Nien Daily said, referring to the Vietnamese National Committee for Search and Rescue.

At the time of disappearance, the plane was searching for a missing pilot from a Su-30MK2 fighter jet which crashed on Tuesday,

According to the media outlet, referring to Forecasting Hydro-meteorological Observatory for northeast region, rain showers and thunderstorms gripped Bach Long Vi area at the time of the plane's disappearance from radars.

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